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The Full List Of Drug Classification Of Nigeria Essential Medicine

Class of Drugs in Nigeria
Class of Drugs
The national drug policy for Nigeria presents a formula in which categories falls into a framework for meeting the nation’s drug need.
The goal of the policy is the constant availability of effective, affordable, safe, and good quality drugs in all sectors of the national health system as well as improve the quality of health care through the rational use of drugs.

National drug policy can, therefore, be defined as the expression of the way drugs are to be selected, procure, distributed, produced, used, regulated, and control in other to solve the priority health care problem.

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For effective implementation, a multi-sectoral committee embracing those that are responsible for national planning and health as well as those responsible for industrial and fiscal policies of the nation should undertake the formulation of a national drug policy.

A good and balanced drug policy requires a prior analysis of the health needs and demand for drugs.
Essential drug list, on the other hand, is defined as drugs needed for the health care of the majority of the population and therefore be available at all times in adequate amount, at suitable dosage forms and suitable price. It is based on the experience of health care workers with patients like doctors, nurses, pharmacist etc.

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The list consists of drugs that have been grouped or scheduled to be managed effectively by medical personnel. The groupings are prescription only medicines (P.O.M), control drugs (C.D) and over the counter (O.T.C) drugs. Cd can also be called narcotic or controlled substances.

POM are drugs that are only sold by the pharmacist with a prescription from a prescriber while OTC is drugs that can be sold by a chemist and or pharmacist to a patient without a prescription from a prescriber. This is done to make some drugs with little toxicity readily available to the rural community. The CD are drugs that require special attention because they are liable to abuse. They may be subject to specific statutory requirements. Not all prescribers are licenced to prescribed these sets of drugs hence require the addition of the details of the authority on the prescription.

This article makes it easy for prescribers to know the list that each category falls into. It will also help community pharmacist to know the drugs that can be dispensed without many questions. Lastly, it will help chemist store owners and those who wish to start theirs to know the drugs they are permitted to sell. Failure to comply usually leads to closure of such facility by Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (P.C.N)

ClassGroupSub-groupPOMCDOTC
Central Nervous System DrugDrugs used in anxiety and sleep disorderDiazepam
Flunitrazepam
Nitrazepam
Zopliclone
Bromazepam
Drugs used in psychotic disordersChlorpromazine
Clozapine
Flupenthixol
Fluphenazine
Haloperidone
Oleazipine
Pimozide
Risperidone
Thioridazine
Trifluoperazine
Anti-dotes to anti-psychotic drugsBiperiden
Drugs used in mood disordersDrugs used in depressive disorderBenzhexol
Amitriptyline
Citalopram
Escitalopram
Fluoxetine
Imipramine
Moclobemide
Paroxetine
Drugs used in bipolar disorderCarbamazepine
Lithium
Vaproic acid
Obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacksClomipramide
Anti-parkisonism drugDrugs used in parkinsonismLevodopa + carbidopa
Benzhexol
Biperidine
Bromocryptine
Ropinirole
Drugs used in essential tremor and related disorders
Anti-convulsants (anti-epileptic)Carbamazepine
Clonazepam
Diazepam
Ethosuximide
Gabapentine
Magnesium sulphate
Paraldehyde
Phenytoin
Pregabalin
Topiramate
Vaproic acid
AnalgesicsNon opioids and antipyreticsVasoprin (Juhel)Acetyl salicylic acid
Aspirin and codeine
Aeknil (olpharm), cetal (Juhel), GE mol (geneith), parabeta-p (Beta-drug), paracetamol (jawa), richdol (richgold), Ibex (Medreich), Ibudo (Elbe)Paracetamol
Opioid analgesicCodeine
Codeine + paracetamol
Dihydrocodeine
Fentanyl
Morphine
Zocine (fidson)Pentazocine
Pethidine
Tramadol
Drugs used in migraineAcute migraine attack (analgesic)Acetyl salicylic acid
Ibuprofen
Ergot alkaloidErgotamine
AntiemeticMetoclopramide
Migraine prophylaxisPixotifen
Propanolol
Drugs used in treatment of obesityOlistat
Drugs used in substance dependence programmeMethadone
Drugs For Musculoskeletal And Joint DiseasesAnti-rheumatic drugsNon-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugsAceclofenac
Acetylsalicylic acid
Celecoxib
DiclofenacOsteo gel (gold moore)
Ibuprofen
Indomethacin
Ketoprofen
Ketorolac
Mefenamic acid
Meloxicam
Naproxen
Nimesalide
Piroxicam
Tenoxicam
Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugAzathioprine
Chloroquine
Methothrexate
Penicillamine
Sulfasalazine
Other anti-rheumatic drugHydroxylmethylphenyl[11] compound
Arthocare (fidson)Chondroitin + glucosamine
Sodium hyaluronate
Drugs used in goitreAcute goitreColchicine
Chronic goitreAllopurinol
Probenicid
Skeletal muscles relaxants (anti-spasmodic drugs)Methocarbamol
OrphenadrineLusecor (Coriander), Orphateb (Caider)
Tizanidine
Muscle relaxants (peripheral acting) and cholinesterase inhibitors)Muscle relaxants
Cholinesterase inhibitorsNeostigmine
Pyridostigmine
Drugs affecting bone structure and mineralizationAlendronate
Palmidronate
Topical anti-rheumatic drugsReleev (unique)methyl salicylate
Miscellaneous anti-inflammatory agentsBromaplex
Bromtase
Chemzyme
Kotase
Medmoral
Drugs used in anaesteticsGeneral anaesthetics and oxygenIntravenous agentsThiopental
Ketamine
Propofol
Volatile inhalation agentsEther
Halothane
Isoflurane
Inhalation gasesNitrous oxides
Oxygen
Preoperative medication and sedation for short termAtropine
Diazepam
Midazolam
Morphine
Promethazine
Muscle relaxants and cholinesterase inhibitorsMuscle relaxantsAlcuronium
Atracurium
Pancuronium
Puxamethonium
Tubucuraine
Vecuronium
Cholinesterase inhibitorsNeostigmine
Local anaestheticsBupivacaine
lidocaine
Lidocaine + Epinephrine
VasoconstrictorsEphedrine
Opioid analgesicMorphine
Pentanyl
Opioid antagonistNaloxone
Blood substitutes
Drugs used in gastrointestinal diseasesAntacids and other anti-ulcer drugsAntacidsAluminium hydroxide
Aluminium hydroxide + Magnesium hydroxide (with semiticone)
Magnesium hydroxide
Aluminium hydroxide + magnesium trisilicate
Sodium bicarbonate
Ulcer healing drugsCimetidine
Esemeprazole
Famotidine
Lansoprazole
Omeprazole
Pantoprazole
Rabeprazole
Ranitidine
Ranitidine bismulth citrate
Anti-spasmodic drugsDicyclomide + Dimethicone
HNB (EDL 18.4), hyoscine (embassy), HBB (pamason) orycine (goldmoore)Hyoscine N butyl bromide
Homatropine methyl bromide
Propantheline
Valethamate
Other smooth muscle relaxantsDrotaverine
Drug used in diarrhoeaOral rehydration therapySalt
Medicine for diarrhoea in childrenZinc sulphate
Anti-motility drugCodeine
Loperamide
Adsorbents and bulk forming drugsAltapulgite + Pectine
Kaolin
Anti-diarrhoea, microorganismsFloranorm
LaxativesBisacodyl
Lactulose
Liquid paraffin
Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium sulphate
Senna
Anti-emetic drugsCinnarizine
Domperidone
Metoclopramide
Ondansetron
prochlorperazine
Promethazine
Anti-haemorrhoidal drugBenzylbenzoate + Bismuth oxide + Bismuth subgallate
Prednisolone + Cinchocaine
Anti-inflammatory drugsHydrocortisone
Sulfasalazine
Cardiovascular System DrugsDrugs used in heart failureCaptopril
Digoxin
Dopamine
Enalapril
Furosemide
Hydrochlorothiazide
DiureticsLow ceiling diureticsBendrofluazide
Chlortalidone + Reserpine
Hydrochorothiazide
Indapamide
High ceiling Loop diureticsFurosemide
Potassium sparing diureticsAmiloride
Amiloride + Hydrochloride
Spironolactone
Triamterene + Hydrochloride
Osmotic diureticsMannitol
Anti-hypertensive drugsBeta adrenoceptor blockingAntenolol
Antenolo + Chorthalidone
Bisoprolol
Propranolol
Labetalol
VasodilatorsHydralazine
Sodium nitroprusside
Alpha adrenoceptor blocking drugsDoxazosin
Prazosin
Prazosin + Hydrochloride
Prazosin + Polythizide
Centrally acting anti-hypertensive drugsMethydopa
Reserpine + Chlorpamide + Dihydroergocristine
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitorCaptopril
Enalapril
Lisinopril
Lisinopril + Hydrochloride
Perindopril
Ramipril
Ramipril + Felodipine
Ramipril + Hydrochloride
Angiotensin receptor blockersLosartan
Telmisartan
Calcium channels blockersAmlodipine
Amlodipine + Atorvastatin
Diltiazem
Felodipine
Lacidipine
Nifedipine
Verapamil
DiureticsAmiloride + Hydrochloride
Hydrochlorthiazide
Anti-arrhythmic drugsAmiodarone
Atenolol
Digoxin
Disopyramide
Epinephrine
Lidocaine
Procainamide
Propranolol
Quinidine
Verapamil
Anti-angina drugsAtenolol
Glyceryltrinitrate
Isosorbibe dinitrate
Propranolol
Verapamil
Anti-thrombotic drugs and myocardial infarctionAcetyl salicylic acid
Streptokinase
Lipid regulating drugsAtorvastatin
Clofibrate
Fenofibrate
Fluvastatin
Posuvastatin
Simvastatin
Diosmin
Vaso-protective                                         

Daflon (Servier int'l), Dr. Meyer's pilex (Farmex)
Ethanolamine oleate
Drug affecting blood and nutritionAnti-anaemia drugsDrugs used in iron deficiency and megaloblastic anaemiaCyanocobalaminDe-Deon's B12 (Daily need)
Fegem (Emzor), Feglo (Zoomota), Heamaron (Unique), Roofer (Fil Pharma)Ferrous salt
Ferosoft-fa (CG bostadt), Foliron (Medreich)Ferrous Salt + Folic acid
Ferric sucrose complex
Folic acid + B12 (Vitabiotics)Folic acid
Hydroxycobalamine
Iron dextran
Drug used in neutropeniaFilgrastim
Drug use in hyper plastic, haemolytic and renal anaemiaEpoetin alfa
Drugs affecting coagulationAnticoagulantEnoxaparin
Heparin sodium
Warfarin sodium
Reversal of anticoagulationPhytomedadione
Protamine sulphate
Anti-fibrinolytics and haemostaticsAminocaproic acid
Tranexamic acid
Blood products and plasma substitutesPlasma substitutesDextran 70
Polygeline
Plasma fraction for specific useFactor viii concentration
Factor ix complex concentration (Coagulate factor ii, vii, ix, x)
Humanalbumin
Human N immunoglobulin
VitaminsAlfacaladol
Ceveta (Vixa),Sivo-C (Adpharm), Vitacee (Pharma-deco), Vitabeta-C (Beta drugs)Ascorbic acid
Blue sea 300 (Embassy), Glocod (Goldmoore), Md cod liver oil (O'Nell), Secod 300 (Goldmoore)Cod liver oil
Calcitriol
Cyanocobalamine
Ergocalciferol
Folic acid
Nicotinamide
Phytomenadione
Pyridoxine
RetinolAquavit-A (synergy)
Riboflavin
Sulbutiamine
Thiamine
Vitamin B12 + B6 + B1
Bi comp (Fil Pharma), Catoplex (Gold moore), Cobis (Vixa), Coxon-B (Beta drugs), Gol-B (Zeneith)Vitamin B complex
Vitamin E
Betalife (Daon Reon), Day-By-Day (Greenlife), Elder Vit (Elbe), Essential Forte (Sanofi-aventis), Suprafut (Swipha), Winofit (Zoomota)Multivitamin and mineral preparation (propiotory
Astymin (Fidson), Astymin-sn (Fidson), Mekoamin-s (Nerus)Multivitamins and amino acid preparation
MineralsOral calcium
Calcium gluconate
Iodine
Sodium fluoride
Zinc gluconate
Appetite stimulantsCyproheptadine
Cyproheptadine + Vitamin + Amino acid
Solution for correcting water, electrolytes and acid-base disturbancesOral electrolytes solutions (Oral potassium)Potassium chloride
Parenteral electrolyte solutionGlucose
Glucose + Sodium chloride
Potassium chloride
Sodium chloride
Sodium hydroxyl decarbonate
Sodium lactate compound solution
Darrow's solution
Mannitol
Ringer's solution
WaterWater for injection
Peritoneal dialysis solutionIntra peritoneal dialysis solution
GlucoseOral glucose
Herbal preparations
Drugs Acting On The Respiratory TractAnti-asthmatic and drugs for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseBronchodilatorsSalbutamol
Salmeterol
Salmeterol + fluticasone
Aminophylline
Ephadrino + Hydroxyzine + Theophylline
Epinephrine
Ipratropium bromide
CorticosteroidsBeclomethasone
Budesonide
Hydrocortisone
Prophylactic drugKetotifen
Sodium chromoglicate
Zafirlukast
Expectorants and cough suppressantsBromohexine + Terbutaline + Guaifenesin
Carbocisteine
Dextromethorphan
Guafenesin
Prozelin (Philips), Codepect (Ranbaxy), Lixyped (M&B), Maysedyl (M&B), Mexatril (Tandem)Compound cough preparations
Other drugs acting on the respiratory tractsCaffeine citrate
Anti-allergies And Drugs Used In AnaphylaxisAnti-histaminesZyncet (Philips)Cetirizine
Beta demine (Beta drugs), Chlorpheniramine-10 (Embassy), Minex-T (Vixa)Chlorphenamine
Clemastine
Cyproheptadine
Fexofenadine
Loratidine
Sivotzine (Ad Pharm), Cimax (Beta drugs), Nozin (Geneith), Zatrox (Vixa)Promethazine
SympatomimeticsEpinephrine
CorticosteroidsDexamethasone
Hydrocortisone
Prednisolone
Anti-infective DrugsAnti-bacterial drugsPenicillinAmoxicillin
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid
Ampicillin
Amplicilin + Cloxacilin
Ampicillin + Sulbetam
Benzathine benzypenicillin
Benzypenicillin
Cloxacillin
Flucloxacillin
Phenoxylmethyl penicillin
Procain benzylpenicillin
Piperacillin + Tazobectam
Cephalosporin and imipenem[13] with cilastatinCefaclor
Cefadroxil
Cefalothin
Cefazolin
Cefedinir
Cefepim
Cefixime
Cefotaxime
Cefopodoxime
Ceftazidine
Ceftriaxone
Cefuroxime
Cephalexin
Imipenem + Cilistatin
Other antibacterialChloraphenicol
QuinolonesCiprofloxacine
Levofloxacin
Moxifloxacin
Nalidixic acid
Norfloxacin
Ofloxacin
Perfloxacin
TetracyclinesDoxycycline
Minocycline
Oxytetracycline
Tetracycline
MacrolidesAzithromycin
Clarithromycin
Erythromycin
Roxithromycin
Spiramycin
AminoglycosidesGentamicin
Neomycin
Streptomycin
MetronidazoleMetronidazole
NitrofurantoinNitrofurantoin
SpectinomycinSpectinomycine
Sulfanamide and trimethoprimCo-trimoxazole
Phythalysulfathiazole
Sulfadiazine
Sulfathiazole
Sulfathiazole + Sulfadiazine + Sulfamerazine
Trimethoprim
LincosamidesClindamycin
Lincomycin
Vancomycin
FurazolidoneFurazolidone
Anti-leprosy drugsClofazimine
Dapsone
Rifampicin
Anti-tuberculosisAmikasin
Capreomycin
Cycloserine
Ethambutol
Ethionimide
Isoniazide + Ethambutol
Kanamycin
Ofloxacin
P-aminosalicylic acid
Pyrazinamide
Rifebutin
Rifampicin
Rifampicin + Isionacide
Rifampicin + Isoniazide + Pyrazinamide
Rifampicin + Pyrazinamide + Isoniazide + Ethambutol
Streptomycin
BCG Vaccine
Systemic antifungal drugsAmphofericine B
Clotrimazole
Flucytosine
Griseofulvin
Intraconazole
Ketoconazole
Mizonazole
Nystatin
Potassium iodide
Voriconazole
Terbinafine
Anti-malarial drugsAmodiaquine
Amonate FDC (Dapra), Anate (Astra) artemodiaquine (Ad pharm), Jusunate (Juhel), Joartio (Jb Pharma), Modnovas kit (Evans), Odieshimate (Pharm gate), Malosunate (Astra), Penate (Pemason), Maltarka (Lifeback)Artemisinin Based combination therapy
Arthemeter
Artemeter + LumefantrinArtemeter + Lumefantrin (WMF 6.5.3), Amatem (Elbe), Artelum (M&B), Artemeter Plus (Neros), Artrin (Medriech), Co-Artesiane (Dafra), Coatal (Geneith), Lonart (Greenlife), Lufart (E-global), Lumac (SKG), Lumerax (IPCA), Malastop Forte (Mark), Nimartem (Neimeth), Pemametra (Pemason), Pro-fantrine (Korlyns), SMT (Jubilee), Tamether (Vixa)
Artesun (Philips), Artesunate (jawa), Rekmal (Emzor), Tekmal (Onifam)Artesunate
Lever plus (Geneith),Artesunate + Mefloquine
Chloroject (Medreich), Chloroquine (Jawa), Clotin (Beta drugs), Hochiquine (Hochiez), Labquin (Embassy), Mequin (Fil Pharma), Sivoquine (Ad pharm), Tavquine (Justeen)Chloroquine
Chlorproguanil + Dapsone
Amosinin (Astra), Pipart (Digital), Falcidin (Neros)Dihydroartemisinin
Doxycycline
Halofantrine
Mefloquine
Primaquine
Proguanil
Pyrimethamine
Quinine
Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine
Sulfamethopyrazine + Pyrimethamine
Anti-amoebic, anti-giardia and anti-trichomonal drugsDiloxanide furoate
Metronidazole
Nitazoxanide
Seconidazole
Tinidazole
Anti-leishmanial drugsAmphotericin B
Meglumine antimoniate
Paromomycin
Pentamidine
Sodium stilbogluconate
Anti-trypanosome drugsEflornithine
Melarsoprol
Pentamidine
Suramin sodium
Benzinidazole
Nifurtimox
Anti-pneucystosis and anti- toxoplasmosis drugsPentamidine
Pyrimethamine
Sulfadiazine + Trimethoprim
Anthelmintic/cestodesAlbendazole
Mebendazole
Niclosamide
Pyraziquantel
Nematode (interstitial) infectionAlbendazole
Petrax (Reals)Levamizole
Mebendazole
Piperazine
Pyrantel (WMF 61.1.2)Pyrantel
Anti-filarial/LoiasisDiethylcarbamazepine
Lymphatic filariasisDiethyl carbamazepine
OnchocerciasisIvermectin
Suramin
Trematod infection/schistosomiasisOxamniquine
Praziquantel
Fluke infectionPyraziquantel
Triclabendazole
Anti-viral/herpes and cytomegalovirusAcyclovir
Idioxuridine
Lamivudine
Anti-retroviral drugsAbacavir
Didanosine
Emtricitabine
Lamivudine
Stavudine
Tenofovir
Zalcitabine
Zidovudine
Efavirenz
Nevirapine
Protease
Idinavir
Lopinavir + Ritonavir
Nelfinavir
Ritonavir
Sequanavir
Fixed dose combination therapyEfavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir
Stavudine + Lamivudine + Neviraprine
Emtricitabine + Tenoforvir
Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Nevirapine
Zidovudine + Lamivudine
Other anti-retroviral drugsOseltamivir
Ribavirin
Endocrine System DrugsAnti-diabetic drugsInsulinSoluble insulin
Insulin zinc suspension
Isophane insulin
Biphasic insulin
Oral anti-diabetic drugsChlorpropamide
Glibenclamide
Gliclazide
Glimepiride
Metformin
Metformin + Glimepiride
Proglitazone
Proglitazone + Glimepiride
Proglitazone + Metformin
Alpha glycosidase inhibitorsAcarbose

Thyroid hormones
Levothyroxine sodium
Anti-thyroid drugsCarbimazole
Potassium iodide
Iodine + Potassium iodide
Prophylthiouracil
CorticosteroidsDexamethasone
Fludocortisone
Methylprednisolone
Prednisolone
Triamcinolone
Sex hormonesEstrogenEthinylestradiol
Estradiol
Estrogens conjugated
Diethyletilbestrol
ProgestogensHydroxyprogesterone
Norethisterone
AndrogensTestosterone
Mesterolone
Drugs acting on pituitary ovarian axisAnti-oestrogens (ovulation inducers)Clomifene
Anterior pituitary hormonesHuman chorionic gonadotropin
Follicle-stimulating hormones + Luetinizing hormone
Human follicle stimulating hormone
Epimestrol
Urofollitropin
Posterior pituitary hormoneVasopressin
Desmopressin
Other endocrine drugsBromocryptine
Danazol
Drugs Used In Obstetrics, Gynaecology And Urinary Tracts DisordersDrugs used in obstetricsOxytoxicsErgometrine
Magnesium sulphate
Mifepristone
Misoprostol
Oxytocin
Xantioxytocics
Nifedipine
Anti-infective (antifungal)Clotrimazole
Isoconazole
Miconazole
Miconazole + Metronidazole
Nystatin
Ticonazole
Other anti-infective drugsMetronidazole
ContraceptivesOral hormone contraceptivesEthinylestradiol + Levonogrestrel
Ethinyestradiol + Norethisterone
Levonorgrestrel
Methylestradiol + Methylestrenolone
InjectablesMedroxylprogesterone
Medroxylprogesterone + Estradiol
Norethisterone enantate
Norethisterone + Estradiol
Intra uterine devicesCopper containing devices
Levonorgestrel
Barrier methodsBarririers
Implantable contraceptivesLevonorgrestrel releasing implant
Natural methodsNatural
Drug used in genito-urinary disordersDrugs used in benign prostatic hypertrophyAlfuzosin
Doxasin
Dutasteride
Finasteride
Tamsalosin
Drugs used in urological painPotassium citrate
Drugs used in erectile dysfunctionSildenafil
Tadalafil
Vardenafil
Antineoplastic And Immunosuppressive Drugs, And Drugs Used in Palliative CareCytotoxic (antineoplastic drugs)Alkylating agentsBusulfan
Chlorambucil
Cyclophosphamide
Melphalan
Cytotoxics antibioticsBleomycin
Dactinomycin
Daunorubicin
Epirubicin
Antimetabolites and related therapyCytarabine
Fluorauracil
Gemcitabine
Mercaptophrine
Methotrexate
Calcium folinate
Vinca alkaloids and etoposideEtoposide
Vinblastine
Vincristine
Other antineoplastic drugsAsparaginase
Cisplatin
Darcabazine
Docetaxel
Hydroxylurea
Irinotecan
Oxaliplantin
Paclitaxel
Procarbazine
Immunosuppressive drugsCytotoxic immunosuppressantAzathioprine
Corticosteroids and other immunosuppressantsCiclosporin
Dexamethasone
Hydrocortisone
Mycophenolate
Prednisolone
Tacrolimus
InterferonsInterferons alpha 2A
Sex hormones and antagonist in malignant diseasesAnstrozole
Bicalutamid
Diethylstilbesterol
Exemestane
Tamoxifen
Goseralin acetate
Drugs use in palliative care
Ophthalmological PreparationsAnti-infective drugs (eyes)Acyclovir
Chloramphenicol
Ciprofloxacin
Gentamicin
Idouridine
Miconazole
Ofloxacin
Oxytetracycline + Polymicin
Silver nitrate
Sulfacetamide + Chloraphenicole
Tetracycline
Anti-infective/anti-inflammatory/anti-allergies drugsAntazoline + Naphazoline
Antazoline + Tetrahydrozoline
Betamethasone
Betamethasone + Neomycin
Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone + Chlorophenicol
Dexamethasone + Neomycin
Fluorometholone + Tetrahydrozoline
Hydrocortisone + Neomycine
Ketotifen
Lodoxamide
Sodium cromoglicate
Ivysine (Dortemag)Tetrahydrozoline
Xylometazoline
Anti-muscarinicAtropine
Homatropine
SympatomimeticsPhenylephrine
Drugs used in glaucomaMioticsPilocarpine
Beta blockersBetaxolol
Timolol
SympathomimeticEpinephrine
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitorsAcetazomide
Prostaglandin analogueLatanopost
Local anaestheticTetracycline
Miscellaneous eye preparationsDiclofenac
Flurbiprofen
Methyl cellulose
Potassium iodide + Sodium iodide
Zinc sulphate
Artificial tearsHypo tears
Ear, Nose And Throat DrugsEar drugsAnti-infective and anti-inflammatory drugsChloramphenicol
Gentamincin
Bethamethasone
Dexamethasone + Neomycin
Preparation for removal of ear waxGlycerol + Sodium bicarbonate
Nasal drugsTopical nasal decongestantBeclomethasone
Fluticasone
Xylometazoline
Miscellaneous preparation
Systemic nasal decongestantPhenylephrine + Dimenhydrinate + Caffeine
Phenylpropanololamine + Chlorpheniraminine + Paracetamol
Pseudoephedrine
Proofed (Reals)Pseudoephedrine + Tripolidine
Preparation for the cauterization of noseSilver nitrate
Throat drugsDequalinium
Domiphen bromide
Glycerine + Thymol
Hexetidine
Menthol + Ascorbic acid + Citric acid
Menthol + Eucalyptus oil + Camphor + Thymol
Neomycin + Bacitracin + Amylocaine + Menthol
Dermatological DrugsAnti-infective skin preparationsAnti-bacterial preparationsBenzyl penicillin
Gentamicin
Methylrosanillium chloride (WMF 13.2)Methylprosanillinium chloride
Neomycin + Bacitracin
Mupirocin
Polyvidone iodine
Potassium permanganate
Silver sulfadiazine
Antifungal preparationsBenzoic acid + Salicylic acid
Mesulphen + Sulphur
Bifonazole
Candid-b (Glenmark), Candiderm (Glenmark), Vista plus (Elbe)Clotrimazole
Econazole
Isocanazole
Ketoconazole
Miconazole
Miconazole + Hydrocortisone
Nystatin
Selenium sulphide
Sodium thiosulfate
Terbinafine
Tioconazole
Tolnaftate
Zinc undecenoate + Undecenoic acid preparations
Scabicides and pediculicidesBenzylbenzoate
Crotamiton
Permethrin
Antiviral preparationsAcyclovir
Idoxuridine
Anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic drugsBetamethasone
Betamethasone + Clioquinol
Bethamethasone + NeomysinFunbact-A (Green life)
Calamine
Clobetasol
Clobetasone
Clotrimazole + Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone + Neomysin
Diflucortolone
Diflucortolone + Isoconazole
Fluocinolone
Hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone + Neomycin
Hydrocortisone + Oxytetraxycline
Methylprednisolone
Methylsalicylate
AstringentsAluminium diacetate
Calamine + Zinc oxide
Preparation for acnesTopical preparations for acnesBenzoyl peroxide
Methylprednisolone + Neomysin + Sulphur + Aluminium chloride hydrozide
Tretinoin
Oral preparations for acnesCyproterone + Ethinyloestradiol
Preparations for psoriasisCoal tar
Dithranol
UreaHeel (Zoomota)
Preparations for actinic keratosisFluorouracil
Preparations for wartsPodophyllum resin
Salicylic acid
Ultraviolet blocking agentsAminobenzoic acid
Fairyl (Adler)Titanium dioxide
Hair growth stimulantsMinoxidil
Topical circulatory circulatory preparationsHeparinoid + Hyaluronidase
Other dermatologicalRecombinant human epidermal growth factor (E.G.F)
Disinfectants And AntisepticsAldehydesFolmadehydes solution
Glutaral
Cationic surfactantsCentrimide
Chlorhexidine saltsChlorhexidine
Chlorine and its compoundsChlorine releasing compound
Chlorinated lime + Boric acid (Eusol)
Sodium hypochlorite
DyesMethylrosanilium
Hydrogen peroxide
Iodine
Polyvidone iodine (EDL 10), Povidine (Naros), Polyvidone-iodine (WMF 15.1)Polyvidone iodine
Methylated spirit
Phenols and related compoundChloroxylenol (WMF 15.1)Chloroxylenol
Dichloroxylenol + Chlorophenol
Eurosol and soap solution (Saponated cresols)
Trichlorophenols
Potassium permanganatePotassium permanganate
AlcoholEthanol
Immunological product and vaccinesVaccines (active immunity)Vaccines for universal immunizationBacile calmette-Guerin (BCG)
Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines
Diphtheria and tetanus (for under seven)
Diphtheria and tetanus (for adults)
Tetanus vaccine
Haemophilia influenza type B
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Measles vaccine
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Pneumococcal vaccine
Poliomyelitis (OPV) (live attenuated)
Poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) inactivated
Vaccines for specific groups of individualsCholera vaccineCholera
Influenza vaccine
Meningococcal vaccine (C conjugate)
Meningococcal polysaccharides A and C or A, C, W135 and Y vaccine
Mumps
Rabies (inactivated) vaccines
Rotavirus
Rubella
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow fever
Serra and immunoglobulin (passive Immunity)Anti-D-immunoglobulin (human)
Anti-tetanus immunoglobulin (human)
Anti-venom immunoglobulin
Diphtheria antitoxin
Rabies immunoglobulin (human)
OthersAnti-gas gangrene
Anti-rabies hyper immune
Serum
Anti-scorpion serum
Tetanus antitoxin (ATS)
Dental FormularyLocal anaestheticsInjectable local anaestheticLidocaine
Pilocarpine
Agents for surface applicationsBenzocaine
Lidocaine
AnalgesicsNon-opioid analgesic and antipyretics***
Opioid analgesics***
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs***
Vitamin preparations***
Anti-infective drugs***
Anti-fungalClotrimazole
Miconazole
Anti-viral***
CorticosteroidsMouth washesChlorhexidine
Glycerol
Hexetidine
Nystatin
Sodium fluoride
Thymol
Zinc chloride+zinc sulphate
Drugs used in treating the pulpParaformaldehydes
Antidote And Other Substances Used In PoisoningGeneral care and non-specific treatmentsAntidote and charcoal (activated)
Specific antidotesParacetamol over dosageAcetyl cysteine
Opioid analgesic over dosageNaloxone
Organophosphate and carbamate poisoningAtropine
Iron poisoning and iron and aluminium overloadDeferoxamine
Heavy metal poisoningDimercaprol
Penicillamine
Potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate (II) 2H2O
Sodium calcium edetate
MethaemoglobinaemiaMethylthioinium chloride
Cyanide poisoningSodium thiosulfate
Heparin overdoseProtamine
Anticoagulant overdosePhytomenadiona (vitamin K1)
Diagnostic AgentsGastric functionsHistamine
Pentagastrin
Myasthenia gravisEndrophonium
OphthalmologyFluorescein
Tropticamide
Radio constrast mediaAmidotrizoates
Barrium sulphate
Gadopentetic acid
Iohexol
Lopanoic acid
Lopromide
Meglumine iodipamide
Propyliodone
TuberculosisTuberculin purified protein derivatives (tuberculin PPD)
Endocrine disordersLuteinizing hormone releasing hormones
Metyrapone
Thyrotrophin-releasing hormone
Note:
1. Words in brackets are names of companies responsible for the production of drugs that is before them.
2. Most drugs are grouped into two class hence the need to separate them. This I did by placing the active pharmaceutical ingredient into one class while the rest that has a different classification well indicated with the trade name and the company involved in its production in the same row.
3. The * signs are drugs that appear twice in the list and have the same classification.
4. This classification is just for enlightenment purpose. The government of Nigeria has the right to edit, change classification without notice, which may be edited here when noticed.
5. This list was obtained from Nigeria essential medicine list.
In case you have any question, feel free to contact me with the contact form. If you have any query, comment or analysis, also be free to make a comment that will benefit all.
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