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Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) Unit Dose Pre-packs Versus Blister Packs

2014-08-27 03:16:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if adherence and effectiveness of AL in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children aged under five years using blister packs with pictorial leaflets can be at levels comparable to those with unit dosed age specific pre-packs.

Description

Prompt and adequate treatment of clinical malaria episodes remains one of the key elements of malaria control and this partly depends on patients' compliance to treatment. Uganda adopted Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) as first line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. This is available at the health facilities in form of 6 dose pre-packs with different doze strengths in different packages. However, concerns about the costs and stock-outs of these packages have been raised and alternative equally efficacious alternatives need to be determined in order to reduce these problems. This study will assess if AL blister-packs can act as alternatives to the unit dose age specific pre-packs in the public sector

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Malaria

Intervention

AL Blister-packs with Instruction leaflets, AL unit dose age specific pre-packs

Location

Mulanda Health centre IV
Tororo District
Uganda
256

Status

Recruiting

Source

Malaria Consortium, Uganda

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:02-0400

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