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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN REFUGEE SITUATIONS: AN INTER-AGENCY FIELD MANUAL
CHAPTER FIVE
Annex 7
 

Indications

Drugs

Dehydration

Oral Rehydration Salts

Diarrhoea

Loperamide

Bacterial Infections

Cotrimoxazole
Amoxicillin
Ciprofloxacin
Ceftriaxone

Fungal Infections

Miconazole
Nystatin (oral and ointment)
Ketoconazole (1)

Parasitic Infections

Metronidazole (oral)

Palliative Care and Pain Management

Codeine

Tuberculosis

Isoniazid
Rifampicin
Pyrazinamide
Ethambutol

Clinical Depression (2)

Tricyclics (3)
Benzodiazepine Family (4)


1 Ketoconazole is expensive, therefore only limited supplies should be considered and only if there are enforceable criteria for its use.

2 The appropriate use of anti-depressant medicine should be considered in situations where clinical depression is diagnosed.

3 Given the possibility of overdose, tricyclics should perhaps be prescribed only in 5 or less at a time and by a physician.

4 The use of anxiolytics (Diazepan -Benzodiazepine family) may also be considered for temporary management of severe anxiety reactions where respiration is not impaired (e. g., pneumocystis carinii pneumonia).


Sources: WHO Model Prescribing -- Drugs used in HIV Infections, WHO/ EDM 1999. Standard treatments and essential drugs for HIV-related conditions WHO/ DAP Dec. 1997. UNAIDS Technical Update "Access to drugs" October 1998.
 


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