Producing National Drug and Therapeutic Information - The Malawi Approach to Developing Standard Treatment Guidelines
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Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsMSTG 1 (First edition)
Open this folder and view contentsMSTG 2 (Second edition)
Close this folderAppendices
View the documentAppendix 1 - Background publications used in preparation of the guidelines
View the documentAppendix 2 - Sample page of MSTG 1 (December 1988) first draft
View the documentAppendix 3 - Sample page of MSTG 1 (May 1989) second draft
View the documentAppendix 4 - Sample page of MSTG 1 (July 1989) third draft
View the documentAppendix 5 - Sample page of MSTG 1 (November 1990) final version
View the documentAppendix 6 - Technical notes on MSTG 1
View the documentAppendix 7 - Cover page of MSTG 1
View the documentAppendix 8 - Modification form for MSTG 1
View the documentAppendix 9 - Sample page of MSTG 2 (July 1993) final version
View the documentAppendix 10 - Technical notes on MSTG 2
View the documentAppendix 11 - Cover page of MSTG 2
View the documentAppendix 12 - Comparison table for MSTG 1 and MSTG 2
View the documentAppendix 13 - District training workshops to introduce MSTG 2 and MPC
 

Appendix 4 - Sample page of MSTG 1 (July 1989) third draft

Treatment schedules for Drugs Committee & Drugs Formulary Group - page 1, Approved version

1. Amoebiasis

Treatment in Adults:

Recommended:

Metronidazole tabs 200mg: 2 tabs × 3 times/day for 7 days

Treatment in Children:

Recommended:

Metronidazole tabs 200mg: 40 mg/kg for 7 days divided into 3 doses

2. Anaemia

+++ Always think of helminthic infection and of malaria in children

Treatment in Adults:

Recommended:

Ferrous sulphate tabs 200 mg: 1 tab 2 times/day during meals for 3 months

Treatment in Children:

Recommended:

Ferrous sulphate tabs 200 mg or paediatric mixture (60mg/5 ml):
15-30 mg/kg/day divided in 3 doses
Folic acid tabs 5mg: 1 tab/day for 7 days

3. Anaphylactic shock

+++ The main objective is to secure access to a vein. Determine and remove the cause. Lie patient down, keep warm, elevate legs. Refer to District Hospital and meantime provide the following treatment:

Treatment in Adults:

Recommended:

Sodium chloride 0.9%, 500ml: 50 ml/kg in 60 minutes
Adrenaline amp 1mg/ml, 1ml: 1amp slow i.m.

Treatment in Children:

Recommended:

Adrenaline amp 1mg/ml, 1ml: 0.5amp IM
Sodium chloride 0.9%, 500ml: 30 ml/kg in 60

4. Ancylostomiasis (hookworm)

Treatment in Adults:

Recommended:

Mebendazole tabs 100 mg: 1 tab twice/day for 3 days or Albendazole tabs 200 mg: 2 tabs single dose (++ Contra-indicated in pregnant women).

Treatment in Children:

Recommended:

Mebendazole tabs 100mg: 1 tab twice/day for 3 day or if over 2 years Albendazole tabs 200 mg: 2 tabs single dose.

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