Child-friendly TB FDCs: both intensive and continuation phase are now WHO prequalified

The dispersible child-friendly TB fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) produced by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. have both received WHO prequalification (PQ):

  • For the intensive phase of TB treatment: Rifampicin 75mg + Isoniazid 50 mg + Pyrazinamide 150mg – WHO PQ on 12 December 2017
  • For the continuation phase of TB treatment: Rifampicin 57mg + Isoniazid 50mg – WHO PQ on 31 August 2017

This information is reflected on the website of World Health Organization (WHO) here. The link leads to a database. The child-friendly TB FDCs are numbers: TB302 (for the continuation phase) and TB309 (for the intensive phase).

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By World Health Organization

Published: Dec. 25, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Last updated: Jan. 11, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

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