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Table 4 List of individual tracer medicine brands available in private drug outlets and frequency of brands available in outlets surveyed

From: The availability of six tracer medicines in private medicine outlets in Uganda

TM Formulation & strength Brands License holder Country of manufacture Frequency of brand in total outlets surveyed Frequency of brand in total pharmacies surveyed Frequency of brand in total drug shops surveyed
(n = 126) (n = 60) (n = 66)
ART Artemether/Lumefantrine 20/120 mg (tablet) Lonart Bliss GVS Pharma India 68 38 30
Coartem (Innovator) Novartis USA/Switzerland 56 35 21
Lumartem Cipla Ltd/Quality Chemicals India/Uganda 43 20 23
Artefan Ajanta Pharma India 36 15 21
Lumether Astra Life Care India 9 0 9
Lumiter Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd India 2 0 2
Artesunate/Mefloquine 600/750 mg (tablet) Artequin Mepha Ltd Switzerland 2 1 1
Artemesinin/Nepthoquin 250/100 mg (tablet) Arco Kunming Pharmaceutical Co China 11 9 2
Artesunate/Amodiaquine 50/200 mg (tablet) Artesunate/Amodiaquine Winthrop Sanofi Aventis Morocco 2 1 1
Falcimon-kit Cipla Ltd India 2 2 0
Dihydroartemisinin/ Piperaquine 40/320 mg (tablet) Duo-cotexcin Beijing Holley Cotec Pharmaceutical Co Ltd China 17 13 4
P-alaxin Bliss GVS Pharma India 8 6 2
Artemether 100 mg/ml (injection) Artenam Arenco Pharmacuetica NV Belgium 1 0 1
MET Metformin 500 mg (tablet) Glyformin 500 Remedica Ltd Cyprus 72 49 23
Glycomet 500 USV Ltd India 28 22 6
Metformin-denk 500 Denk Pharma GMPH & CO KG Germany 17 16 1
Glucophage (Innovator) Merck (PTY) Ltd France & South Africa 13 12 1
Formin 500* Stadmed Pvt Ltd India 4 1 3
Bigomet 500 Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd India 2 1 1
Metchek 500 Indoco Remedies Ltd India 2 1 1
Metformin 850 mg (tablet) Glycomet 850 USV Ltd India 1 0 1
Metformin 1000 mg (tablet) Glycomet 1000SR USV Ltd India 1 1 0
Metformin denk Denk Pharma GMPH & CO KG Germany 1 1 0
Ranophage OD Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd India 1 1 0
Metformin/Glibenclamide 500/5 mg (tablet) Duotrol USV Ltd India 4 4 0
OXY Oxytocin 5 IU 5 IU/ml (ampoule) Oxytocin Win-Medicare India 21 21 0
Pitocin (Innovator)* Pfizer Ltd India 1 0 1
Oxytocin 10 IU 10 IU/ml (ampoule) Pitocin* Pfizer Ltd India 14 2 12
Oxytocin IDA/Astra Pharma (U) Ltd/Tata (U) Ltd/Gittoes Pharmaceuticals Ltd China/India/Pakistan 3 3 0
FLU Fluoxetine hydrochloride 20 mg (capsule) Nuzac 20 Cipla Ltd India 18 18 0
Fluoxetine Cadila Healthcare Ltd India 14 14 0
Fludac Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd India 9 9 0
Prozac (Innovator)* Eli Lilly & Co USA 1 1 0
RIF Rifampicin 300 mg (tablet) Unirif 300* Universal Pharmacy (K) Ltd Kenya 3 3 0
Tikocin 300* Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Kenya 2 2 0
Rifacos* Cosmos Ltd Kenya 1 1 0
Rifampicin* Sino-Kenya Pharmaceuticals Ltd/Panacea Biotech/Cosmos Ltd/El-Nasr Pharm Kenya 1 1 0
Rifampicin/Isoniazid 150/75 mg (tablet) Rihide 150 Cosmos Ltd Kenya 4 4 0
Rifampicin/Isoniazid/ Ethambutol/Pyrizinamide 150/75/275/400 mg (tablet) ForeCox-Trac 150* Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd India 1 1 0
LAM Lamivudine 150 mg (tablet) Epivir (Innovator) Glaxo Wellcome (Kenya) Ltd South Africa 1 1 0
Lamivudine Aurobindo Pharma Ltd/Strides Arcolab Ltd/Mylan Laboratories/Hetero Drugs Ltd/Cipla Ltd India 1 1 0
  1. *Brands not on the NDR.