Anesthetic agents

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Halothane Inhalation
2 Isoflurane Inhalation
3 Ketamine Injection 10 mg/ml Injection 50 mg/ml
4 Nitrous oxide Inhalation
5 Oxygen Inhalation (Medicinal gas)
6 Propofol Injection 10 mg/ml
7 Sevoflurane Inhalation
8 Thiopentone Powder for Injection 0.5 g Powder for Injection 1 g

Local anesthetics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Bupivacaine Injection 0.25% Injection 0.5% Injection 0.5% with 7.5% glucose
2 Lignocaine Topical forms 2-5% Injection 1% Injection 2% Injection 5% with 7.5% Glucose
3 Lignocaine (A) + Adrenaline (B) Injection 1% (A) + 1:200000 (5 mcg/ml) (B) Injection 2% (A) + 1:200000 (5 mcg/ml) (B)
4 Prilocaine (A) + Lignocaine (B) Cream 2.5% (A) + 2.5% (B)

Preoperative medication and sedation for short term procedures

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atropine Injection 0.6 mg/ml
2 Glycopyrrolate Injection 0.2 mg/ml
3 Midazolam Tablet 7.5 mg Tablet 15 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/ml Injection 1 mg/ml Injection 5 mg/ml
4 Morphine Injection 10 mg/ml Injection 15 mg/ml

Non-opioid analgesics, antipyretics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Acetylsalicylic acid Tablet 300 mg to 500 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 300 mg to 500 mg
2 Diclofenac Tablet 50 mg Injection 25 mg/ml
3 Ibuprofen Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml
4 Mefenamic acid Capsule 250 mg Capsule 500 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml
5 Paracetamol Tablet 500 mg Tablet 650 mg All licenced oral liquid dosage forms and strengths Injection 150 mg/ml Suppository 80 mg Suppository 170 mg

Opioid analgesics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Fentanyl Injection 50 mcg/ml
2 Morphine Tablet 10 mg Injection 10 mg/ml Injection 15 mg/ml
3 Tramadol Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg Injection 50 mg/ml

Medicines used to treat gout

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Allopurinol Tablet 100 mg Tablet 300 mg
2 Colchicine Tablet 0.5 mg

Disease modifying agents used in rheumatoid disorders

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Azathioprine Tablet 50 mg
2 Hydroxychloroquine Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg
3 Leflunomide Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg
4 Methotrexate Tablet 5 mg Tablet 7.5 mg Tablet 10 mg Injection 25 mg/ ml
5 Sulfasalazine Tablet 500 mg

Antiallergics and medicines used in anaphylaxis

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Adrenaline Injection 1 mg/ml
2 Cetirizine Tablet 10 mg Oral liquid 5 mg/5 ml
3 Chlorpheniramine Tablet 4 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/5 ml
4 Dexamethasone Tablet 0.5 mg Injection 4 mg/ml
5 Hydrocortisone Powder for Injection 100 mg
6 Pheniramine Injection 22.75 mg/ml
7 Prednisolone Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg Oral liquid 5 mg/5 ml Oral liquid 15 mg/5 ml

Antidotes and other substances used in poisoning(Nonspecific)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Activated charcoal Powder (as licensed)

Antidotes and other substances used in poisoning(Specific)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atropine Injection 1 mg/ml
2 Calcium gluconate Injection 100 mg/ml
3 Desferrioxamine Powder for Injection 500 mg
4 Dimercaprol Injection 50 mg/ml
5 Methylthioninium chloride (Methylene blue) Injection 10 mg/ml
6 N-acetylcysteine Sachet 200 mg Injection 200 mg/ml
7 Naloxone Injection 0.4 mg/ml
8 Neostigmine Injection 0.5 mg/ml
9 Penicillamine Capsule 250 mg
10 Pralidoxime chloride (2-PAM) Injection 25 mg/ml
11 Sodium nitrite Injection 30 mg/ml
12 Sodium thiosulphate Injection 100 mg/ml

Anticonvulsants/ Antiepileptics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Carbamazepine Tablet 100 mg Tablet 200 mg CR Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg CR Tablet 400 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml Oral liquid 200 mg/5 ml
2 Clobazam Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
3 Diazepam Oral liquid 2 mg/5 ml Injection 5 mg/ml Suppository 5 mg
4 Levetiracetam Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg Tablet 750 mg ER Tablet 750 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/ml Injection 100 mg/ml
5 Lorazepam Tablet 1 mg Tablet 2 mg Injection 2 mg/ml
6 Magnesium sulphate Injection 500 mg/ml
7 Phenobarbitone Tablet 30 mgTablet 60 mgOral liquid 20 mg/5 ml Injection 200 mg/ml
8 Phenytoin Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg Tablet 300 mg ER Tablet 300 mg Oral liquid 30 mg/5 ml Oral liquid 125 mg/5 ml Injection 25 mg/ml Injection 50 mg/ml
9 Sodium valproate Tablet 200 mg Tablet 300 mg CR Tablet 300 mg Tablet 500 mg CR Tablet 500 mg Oral liquid 200 mg/5ml Injection 100 mg/ml

Intestinal anthelminthics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Albendazole Tablet 400 mg Oral liquid 200 mg/5 ml
2 Mebendazole Tablet 100 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml

Antifilarial

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Diethylcarbamazine Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg Oral liquid 120 mg/5 ml

Anti-schistosomal & anti-trematodal medicine

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Praziquantel Tablet 600 mg

Beta lactam medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Amoxicillin Capsule 250 mg Capsule 500 mg Oral liquid 250 mg/5 ml
2 Amoxicillin (A) + Clavulanic acid (B) Tablet 500 mg (A) + 125 mg (B) Oral liquid 200 mg (A) + 28.5 mg (B)/5 ml Dry Syrup 125 mg (A) + 31.25 (B)/5 ml Powder for Injection 500 mg (A) + 100 mg (B) Powder for Injection 1 g (A) + 200 mg (B)
3 Ampicillin Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
4 Benzathine benzylpenicillin Powder for Injection 6 lac units Powder for Injection 12 lac units
5 Benzyl penicillin Powder for Injection 10 lac units
6 Cefadroxil Tablet 500 mg Tablet 1 g Oral liquid 125 mg/5 ml
7 Cefazolin Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
8 Cefixime Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Oral liquid 50 mg/5 ml Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml
9 Cefotaxime Powder for Injection 250 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
10 Ceftazidime Powder for Injection 250 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
11 Ceftriaxone Powder for Injection 250 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1 g Powder for Injection 2 g
12 Cloxacillin Capsule 250 mg Capsule 500 mg Oral Liquid 125 mg/5 ml Powder for Injection 250 mg
23 Piperacillin (A) + Tazobactam (B) Powder for Injection 1 g (A) + 125 mg (B) Powder for Injection 2 g (A) + 250 mg (B) Powder for Injection 4 g (A) + 500 mg (B)

Other antibacterials

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Azithromycin Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg Oral liquid 200 mg/5ml Powder for Injection 500 mg
2 Ciprofloxacin Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg Oral liquid 250 mg/5ml Injection 200 mg/100 ml
3 Clarithromycin Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg Oral liquid 125mg/5 ml
4 Co-trimoxazole [Sulphamethoxazole (A) + Trimethoprim (B)] Tablet 400 mg (A) + 80 mg (B) Tablet 800 mg (A) + 160 mg (B) Oral liquid 200 mg (A) + 40 mg (B)/5 ml
5 Doxycycline Capsule 100 mg Dry Syrup 50mg/5 ml
6 Gentamicin Injection 10 mg/ml Injection 40 mg/ml
7 Metronidazole Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Oral liquid 200 mg/5 ml Injection 500 mg/100 ml
8 Nitrofurantoin Tablet 100 mg Oral liquid 25 mg/5 ml
9 Vancomycin Powder for Injection 250 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1 g

Antileprosy medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clofazimine Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg
2 Dapsone Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg
3 Rifampicin Capsule 150 mg Capsule 300 mg

Antituberculosis medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Capreomycin Powder for Injection 1 g
2 Cycloserine Capsule 125 mg Capsule 250 mg
3 Ethambutol Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Tablet 600 mg Tablet 800 mg
4 Ethionamide Tablet 125 mg Tablet 250 mg
5 Isoniazid Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg Tablet 300 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml
6 Kanamycin Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 750 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
7 Levofloxacin Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg Tablet 750 mg
8 Linezolid Tablet 600 mg
9 Moxifloxacin Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg
10 Para-aminosalicylic acid Tablet 500 mg Granules (As licensed)
11 Pyrazinamide Tablet 500 mg Tablet 750 mg Tablet 1000 mg Tablet 1500 mg Oral liquid 250 mg/5 ml
12 Rifabutin Capsule 150 mg
13 Rifampicin Capsule 150 mg Capsule 300 mg Capsule 450 mg Capsule 600 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/5 ml
14 Streptomycin Powder for Injection 750 mg Powder for Injection 1 g

Antifungal medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Amphotericin B a) Amphotericin B (conventional) b) Lipid/ Liposomal Amphotericin B Powder for Injection 50 mg
2 Clotrimazole Pessary 100 mg
3 Fluconazole Tablet 100 mgTablet 150 mgTablet 200 mgTablet 400 mgOral liquid 50 mg/5 ml Injection 200 mg /100 ml
4 Griseofulvin Tablet 125 mg Tablet 250 mg Tablet 375 mg
5 Nystatin Tablet 500,000 IU Pessary 100,000 IU Oral Liquid 100, 000 IU/ml

Antiherpes medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Acyclovir Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Powder for Injection 250 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg Oral liquid 400 mg/5 ml

Anti Cytomegalovirus (CMV) medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Ganciclovir Capsule 250 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Abacavir Tablet 60 mg Tablet 300 mg
2 Abacavir (A) + Lamivudine (B) Tablet 60 mg (A) +30 mg (B) Tablet 600 mg (A)+ 300 mg (B)
3 Lamivudine (A) + Nevirapine (B) + Stavudine (C) Dispersible Tablet 30 mg (A) + 50 mg (B) + 6 mg (C) Tablet 150 mg (A) + 200 mg (B) + 30 mg (C)
4 Lamivudine (A) + Zidovudine (B) Tablet 30 mg (A) + 60 mg (B) Tablet 150 mg (A) + 300 mg (B)
5 Stavudine (A) + Lamivudine (B) Dispersible Tablet 6 mg (A) + 30 mg (B) Tablet 30 mg (A) + 150 mg (B)
6 Tenofovir (A) + Lamivudine (B) Tablet 300 mg (A) +300 mg (B)
7 Tenofovir (A) + Lamivudine (B) + Efavirenz (C) Tablet 300 mg (A) + 300 mg (B) + 600 mg (C)
8 Zidovudine Tablet 300 mg Oral liquid 50 mg/5 ml
9 Zidovudine (A) + Lamivudine (B) + Nevirapine (C) Tablet 60 mg (A) + 30 mg (B) + 50 mg (C) Tablet 300 mg (A) + 150 mg (B) + 200 mg (C)

Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Efavirenz Tablet 50 mg Tablet 200 mg Tablet 600 mg
2 Nevirapine Dispersible Tablet 50 mg Tablet 200 mg Oral liquid 50 mg/5 ml

Integrase inhibitors

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Raltegravir Tablet 400 mg

Protease inhibitors

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atazanavir (A) + Ritonavir (B) Tablet 300 mg (A) + 100 mg (B)
2 Darunavir Tablet 600 mg
3 Darunavir Tablet 600 mg
4 Lopinavir (A) + Ritonavir (B) Tablet 100 mg (A) + 25 mg (B) Tablet 200 mg (A) + 50 mg (B) Oral liquid 400 mg (A) + 100 mg (B)/ 5ml
5 Ritonavir Tablet 100 mg

Medicines for hepatitis B and hepatitis C

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Entecavir Tablet 0.5 mg Tablet 1 mg
2 Pegylated interferon alfa 2a Injection 180 mcg
3 Pegylated interferon alfa 2b Injection 80 mcg Injection 100 mcg Injection 120 mcg
4 Ribavirin Capsule 200 mg
5 Sofosbuvir Tablet 400 mg
6 Tenofovir Tablet 300 mg

Antiamoebic and antigiardiasis medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Diloxanide furoate Tablet 500 mg
2 Metronidazole Tablet 200 mg Tablet 400 mg Injection 500 mg/100 ml Oral liquid 200 mg/5 ml

Antileishmaniasis medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Amphotericin B a) Amphotericin B (conventional) b) Lipid/ Liposomal Amphotericin B Powder for Injection 50 mg
2 Miltefosine Capsule 10 mg Capsule 50 mg\
3 Paromomycin Injection 375 mg/ml

For curative treatment

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Artemether (A) + Lumefantrine (B) Tablet 20 mg (A) + 120 mg (B) Tablet 40 mg (A) + 240 mg (B) Tablet 80 mg (A) + 480 mg (B) Oral liquid 80 mg (A) + 480 mg (B)/5 ml
2 Artesunate Powder for Injection 60 mg Powder for Injection 120 mg
3 Artesunate (A) + Sulphadoxine - Pyrimethamine (B) Combi pack (A+B) 1 Tablet 25 mg (A) + 1 Tablet (250 mg + 12.5 mg) (B) 1 Tablet 50 mg (A) + 1 Tablet (500 mg + 25 mg) (B) 1 Tablet 100 mg (A) + 1 Tablet (750 mg + 37.5 mg) (B) 1 Tablet 150 mg (A) + 2 Tablet (500 mg + 25 mg) (B) 1 Tablet 200 mg (A) + 2 Tablet (750 mg + 37.5 mg) (B)
4 Chloroquine Tablet 150 mg Oral liquid 50 mg/5 ml
5 Clindamycin Capsule 150 mg Capsule 300 mg
6 Primaquine Tablet 2.5 mg Tablet 7.5 mg Tablet 15 mg
7 Quinine Tablet 300 mg Injection 300 mg/ml

For prophylaxis

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Mefloquine Tablet 250 mg *Only for use as chemoprophylaxis for long term travellers like military and travel troops, travelling from low endemic to high endemic area.

Antipneumocystosis and antitoxoplasmosis medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Co-trimoxazole [Sulphamethoxazole (A) + Trimethoprim (B)] Tablet 400 mg (A) + 80 mg (B) Tablet 800 mg (A) + 160 mg (B) Oral liquid 200 mg (A) + 40 mg (B)/5 ml
2 Pentamidine Powder for Injection 200 mg
3 Acetylsalicylic acid Tablet 300 mg to 500 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 300 mg to 500 mg
4 Paracetamol Tablet 500 mg Tablet 650 mg
5 Sumatriptan Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg Injection 6 mg/ 0.5 ml

For prophylaxis

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Flunarizine P, Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
2 Propranolol Tablet 10 mg Tablet 40 mg Tablet 80 mg

Antineoplastic medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 5-Fluorouracil Injection 250 mg/5 ml
2 6-Mercaptopurine Tablet 50 mg
3 Actinomycin D Powder for Injection 0.5 mg
4 All-trans retinoic acid Capsule 10 mg
5 Arsenic trioxide Injection 1mg/ml
6 Bleomycin Powder for Injection 15 units
7 Bortezomib Powder for Injection 2mg
8 Calcium folinate Tablet 15 mg Injection 3 mg/ml
9 Capecitabine Tablet 500 mg
10 Carboplatin Injection 10 mg/ml
11 Chlorambucil Tablet 2 mg Tablet 5 mg
12 Cisplatin Injection 1mg/ml
13 Cyclophosphamide Tablet 50 mg Tablet 200 mg Powder for Injection 500 mg
14 Cytosine arabinoside Injection 100 mg/ ml Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 1000 mg
15 Dacarbazine Powder for Injection 500 mg Powder for Injection 200 mg
16 Daunorubicin Injection 5 mg/ml
17 Docetaxel Powder for Injection 20 mg Powder for Injection 80 mg
18 Injection 2 mg/ml Doxorubicin
19 Etoposide Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg Injection 20 mg/ml
20 Gefitinib Tablet 250 mg
21 Gemcitabine Powder for Injection 200 mg Powder for Injection 1 g
22 Ifosfamide Powder for Injection 1 g Powder for Injection 2 g
23 Imatinib Tablet 100 mg Tablet 400 mg
24 L-Asparaginase Powder for Injection 5000 KU. Powder for Injection 10000 KU
25 L-Asparaginase Powder for Injection 5000 KU. Powder for Injection 10000 KU
26 Melphalan Tablet 2 mg Tablet 5 mg
27 Mesna Injection 100 mg/ml
28 Methotrexate Tablet 2.5 mg Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10mg Injection 50 mg/ml
29 Oxaliplatin Injection 5 mg/ml
30 Paclitaxel Injection 30 mg/5 ml Injection 100 mg/16.7 ml
31 Procarbazine Capsule 50 mg
32 Rituximab Injection 10 mg/ml
33 Temozolomide Injection 100 mg/ml
34 Thalidomide Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg
35 Trastuzumab Injection 440 mg/50 ml
36 Vinblastine Injection 1 mg/ml
37 Vincristine Injection 1 mg/ml

Hormones and antihormones used in cancer therapy

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Bicalutamide Tablet 50 mg
2 Letrozole Tablet 2.5 mg
3 Prednisolone Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg Tablet 40 mg Oral liquid 5 mg/5 ml Oral liquid 15 mg/5 ml Injection 20 mg/2 ml
4 Tamoxifen Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg

Immunosuppressive medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Azathioprine Tablet 50 mg
2 Cyclosporine Capsule10 mg Capsule 25 mg Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg Oral liquid 100 mg/ml Injection 50 mg/ml
3 Mycophenolate mofetil Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg
4 Tacrolimus Capsule 0.5 mg Capsule 1 mg Capsule 2 mg

Medicines used in palliative care

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Allopurinol Tablet 100 mg
2 Amitriptyline Tablet 10 mg Tablet 25 mg
3 Dexamethasone Tablet 0.5 mg Injection 4 mg/ml
4 Diazepam Tablet 2 mg Tablet 5 mg Injection 5 mg/ml
5 Filgrastim Injection 300 mcg
6 Fluoxetine Capsule 20 mg
7 Haloperidol Tablet 1.5 mg Tablet 5 mg Injection 5 mg/ml
8 Lactulose Oral liquid 10 g/15 ml
9 Loperamide Tablet 2 mg
10 Metoclopramide Tablet 10 mg Oral liquid 5 mg/5 ml Injection 5 mg/ml
11 Midazolam Injection 1 mg/ml
12 Morphine Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg SR Tablet 30 mg
13 Ondansetron Tablet 4 mg Tablet 8 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/5 ml Injection 2 mg/ml
14 Tramadol Capsule 50 mg Capsule 100 mg Injection 50 mg/ml
15 Zoledronic acid Powder for Injection 4 mg

Antiparkinsonism medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Levodopa (A) + Carbidopa (B) Tablet 50 mg
2 Cyclosporine Tablet 100 mg (A) + 10 mg (B) Tablet 100 mg (A) + 25 mg (B) CR Tablet 100 mg (A) + 25 mg (B) CR Tablet 200 mg (A) + 50 (B) mg Tablet 250 mg (A) + 25 mg (B)
3 Trihexyphenidyl Tablet 2 mg

Antianaemia medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Erythropoietin Injection 2000 IU/ml Injection 10000 IU/ml
2 Ferrous salts Tablet equivalent to 60 mg of elemental iron Oral liquid equivalent to 25 mg of elemental iron/ml
3 Ferrous salt (A) + Folic acid (B) Tablet 45mg elemental iron (A) + 400 mcg (B) Tablet 100 mg elemental iron (A) + 500 mcg (B) Oral liqiud 20 mg elemental iron (A) + 100 mcg (B)/ml
4 Folic acid Tablet 5 mg
5 Hydroxocobalamin Injection 1 mg/ml
6 Hydroxyurea Capsule 500 mg
7 Iron sucrose Injection 20 mg/ml

Medicines affecting coagulation

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Enoxaparin Injection 40 mg/0.4 ml Injection 60 mg/0.6 ml
2 Heparin Injection 1000 IU/ml Injection 5000 IU/ml
3 Phytomenadione (Vitamin K1) TTablet 10mg Injection 10 mg/ml
4 Protamine Injection 10 mg/ml
5 Tranexamic acid Tablet 500 mg Injection 100 mg/ml
6 Warfarin Tablet 1mg Tablet 2 mg Tablet 3 mg Tablet 5 mg

Blood and Blood components

All forms of the following as approved by licensing authority are considered as included in NLEM. However, considering the process, technology and other relevant aspects, they should be considered differently for purposes such as procurement policy, pricing etc.

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Fresh frozen plasma As licensed
2 Platelet rich plasma As licensed
3 Red blood cells As licensed
4 Whole blood As licensed

Plasma substitutes

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Dextran-40 Injection 10%

Plasma fractions for specific use

In case of coagulation factors and other blood products, irrespective of variation in source, all forms of these products as approved by licensing authority are considered as included in NLEM. However, considering the source, process, technology and other relevant aspects, they should be considered differently for purposes such as procurement policy, pricing etc.

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Coagulation factor IX Powder for Injection 600 IU
2 Coagulation factor IX Powder for Injection 600 IU
3 Coagulation factor VIII Powder for Injection 250 IU Powder for Injection 500 IU
4 Cryoprecipitate As licensed

Cardiovascular medicines(Medicines used in angina)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Acetylsalicylic acid Tablet 75 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 75 mg Tablet 100 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 100 mg Tablet 150 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 150 mg
2 Clopidogrel Tablet 75 mg
3 Diltiazem Tablet 30 mg Tablet 60 mg SR Tablet 90 mg Injection 5 mg/ml
4 Glyceryl trinitrate Sublingual tablet 0.5 mg Injection 5 mg/ml
5 Isosorbide-5-mononitrate Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg SR Tablet 30 mg SR Tablet 60 mg
6 Isosorbide dinitrate Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
7 Metoprolol Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg SR Tablet 25 mg SR Tablet 50 mg

Antiarrhythmic medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Adenosine Injection 3 mg/ml
2 Amiodarone Tablet 100 mg Tablet 200 mg Injection 50 mg/ml
3 Esmolol Injection 10 mg/ml
4 Lignocaine Injection 2% (Preservative free for IV use)
5 Verapamil Tablet 40 mg Tablet 80 mg Injection 2.5 mg/ml

Antihypertensive medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Amlodipine Tablet 2.5 mg Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
2 Atenolol Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg
3 Enalapril Tablet 2.5 mg Tablet 5 mg
4 Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet 12.5 mg Tablet 25 mg
5 Labetalol Injection 5 mg/ml
6 Methyldopa Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg
7 Ramipril Tablet 2.5 mg Tablet 5 mg
8 Sodium nitroprusside Injection 10 mg/ml
9 Telmisartan Tablet 20 mg Tablet 40 mg Tablet 80 mg

Medicines used in shock and heart failure

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Digoxin Tablet 0.25 mg Oral liquid 0.05 mg/ml Injection 0.25 mg/ml
2 Dobutamine Injection 50 mg/ml
3 Dopamine Injection 40 mg/ml
4 Noradrenaline Injection 2 mg/ml

Antithrombotic medicine (Cardiovascular/ Cerebrovascular)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Acetylsalicylic acid Tablet 75 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 75 mg Tablet 100 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 100 mg Tablet 150 mg Effervescent/ Dispersible/ Enteric coated Tablet 150 mg
2 Alteplase Powder for Injection 20 mg Powder for Injection 50 mg
3 Heparin Injection 1000 IU/ml Injection 5000 IU/ml
4 Streptokinase Injection 750,000 IU Injection 15,00,000 IU

Hypolipidemic medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atorvastatin Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg Tablet 40 mg

Medicines used in dementia

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Donepezil Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg

Dermatological medicines (Topical)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clotrimazole Cream 1%

Antiinfective medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Framycetin Cream 0.5%
2 Fusidic acid Cream 2%
3 Methylrosanilinium chloride (Gentian Violet) Topial preparation 0.25% to 2%
4 Povidone iodine Solution 4% to 10%
5 Silver sulphadiazine Cream 1%

Antiinflammatory and antipruritic medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Betamethasone Cream 0.05% Cream 0.1%
2 Calamine Lotion (As per IP)

Medicines affecting skin differentiation and proliferation

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Benzoyl peroxide Gel 2.5%
2 Coal tar Solution 5%
3 Podophyllin resin Solution 10% to 25%
4 Salicylic acid Ointment 6%

Medicines affecting skin differentiation and proliferation

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Benzoyl peroxide Gel 2.5%
1 Coal tar Solution 5%
1 Podophyllin resin Solution 10% to 25%
1 Salicylic acid Ointment 6%

Scabicides and pediculicides

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Permethrin Lotion 1% Cream 5%

Miscellaneous

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Glycerin Oral Liquid

Diagnostic agents(Ophthalmic medicines)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Fluorescein Eye drop 1%
2 Lignocaine Eye drop 4%
3 Tropicamide Eye drop 1%

Radiocontrast media

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Barium sulphate Oral liquid 100% w/v Oral liquid 250% w/v
2 Gadobenate Injection 529 mg/ml
3 Iohexol Injection 140 to 350 mg iodine/ml
4 Meglumine diatrizoate Injection 60% w/v Injection 76% w/v

Dialysis solutions

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Haemodialysis fluid As licensed
2 Intraperitoneal dialysis solution As licensed

Disinfectants and antiseptics(Antiseptics)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Cetrimide Solution 20% (Concentrate for dilution)
2 Chlorhexidine Solution 5% (Concentrate for dilution)
3 Ethyl alcohol (Denatured) Solution 70%
4 Hydrogen peroxide Solution 6%
5 Methylrosanilinium chloride (Gentian Violet) Topial preparation 0.25% to 2%
6 Povidone iodine Solution 4% to 10%

Disinfectants

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Bleaching powder Containing not less than 30% w/w of available chlorine (as per I.P)
2 Glutaraldehyde Solution 2%
3 Potassium permanganate Crystals for topical solution

Diuretics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Furosemide Tablet 40 mg Oral liquid 10 mg/ml Injection 10 mg/ ml
2 Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg
3 Mannitol Injection 10% Injection 20%
4 Spironolactone Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg

Ear, nose and throat medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Budesonide Nasal Spray 50 mcg/dose Nasal Spray 100 mcg/dose
2 Ciprofloxacin Drops 0.3 %
3 Clotrimazole Drops 1%
4 Xylometazoline Nasal drops 0.05 % Nasal drops 0.1 %

Gastrointestinal medicines(Antiulcer medicines)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Omeprazole Capsule 10 mg Capsule 20 mg Capsule 40 mg Powder for oral liquid 20 mg
2 Pantoprazole Injection 40 mg
3 Ranitidine Tablet 150 mg Oral liquid 75 mg/5 ml Injection 25 mg/ml
4 Sucralfate Oral liquid 1 g

Antiemetics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Domperidone Tablet 10 mg Oral liquid 1 mg/ml
2 Metoclopramide Injection 5 mg/ml
3 Ondansetron Tablet 4 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/5 ml Injection 2 mg/ml

Anti inflammatory medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 5-aminosalicylic acid Tablet 400 mg Suppository 500 mg Retention Enema

Antispasmodic medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Dicyclomine Tablet 10 mg Oral Solution 10mg/5ml Injection 10 mg/ml
1 Hyoscine butylbromide Tablet 10 mg Injection 20 mg/ml

Laxatives

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Bisacodyl Tablet 5 mg Suppository 5 mg
2 Ispaghula Granules/ Husk/ Powder
3 Lactulose Oral liquid 10 g/15 ml

Medicines used in diarrhoea

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Oral rehydration salts As licensed
2 Zinc sulphate Dispersible Tablet 20 mg

Other medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Somatostatin Powder for Injection 3 mg

Hormones, other endocrine medicines and contraceptives(Adrenal hormones and synthetic substitutes)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Dexamethasone Tablet 0.5 mg Injection 4 mg/ml
2 Human chorionic gonadotropin Injection 1000 IU Injection 5000 IU
3 Hydrocortisone Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Injection 100 mg/ml
4 Methylprednisolone Tablet 8 mg Tablet 16 mg Tablet 32 mg Injection 40 mg/ml
5 Prednisolone Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg

Contraceptives(Hormonal contraceptives)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Ethinylestradiol (A) + Levonorgestrel Tablet 0.03 mg (A) + 0.15 mg (B)
2 Ethinylestradiol (A) + Norethisterone Tablet 0.035 mg (A) + 1 mg (B)

Intrauterine devices

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Hormone releasing IUD Contains 52 mg of Levonorgestrel
2 IUD containing Copper As licensed

Barrier methods

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Condom As per the standards prescribed in Schedule R of Drugs and Cosmetics rules, 1945

Estrogens

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Ethinylestradiol Tablet 0.01 mg Tablet 0.05 mg
2 Levonorgestrel Tablet 0.75 mg

Medicines used in diabetes mellitus

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Glimepiride Tablet 1 mg Tablet 2 mg
2 Insulin (Soluble) Injection 40 IU/ml
3 Intermediate Acting (NPH) Insulin Injection 40 IU/ml
4 Metformin Tablet 500 mg Tablet 750 mg Tablet 1000 mg (Immediate and controlled release)
5 Premix Insulin 30:70 Injection (Regular:NPH) Injection 40 IU/ml

Medicines used to treat hypoglycemia

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Glucose Injection 25 %

Ovulation Inducers

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clomiphene Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg

Progestogens

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Medroxyprogesteroneacetate Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
2 Norethisterone Tablet 5 mg

Thyroid and antithyroid medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Carbimazole Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg
2 Levothyroxine Tablet 12.5 mcg to 150 mcg* (Several strengths are available in market such as 12.5, 25, 50, 62.5, 75, 88, 100, 112 mcg. Therefore it was considered to give a range of available strengths)

Immunologicals

In case of these biologicals, irrespective of variation in source, composition and strengths, all the products of the same vaccine/ sera/ immunoglobulin, as approved by licensing authority are considered as included in NLEM. However, considering the source, process, technology and other relevant aspects, different products of the same biologicals should be considered differently for purposes such as procurement policy, pricing etc.

No Medicine
1 Tuberculin, Purified Protein derivative

Sera and immunoglobulins (Liquid/ Lyophilized)

No Medicine
1 Anti-rabies immunoglobulin
2 Anti-tetanus immunoglobulin
3 Tuberculin, Purified Protein derivative
4 Anti-D immunoglobulin
5 Diphtheria antitoxin
6 Hepatitis B immunoglobulin
7 Human normal immunoglobulin
8 Snake venom antiserum a) Soluble/ liquid polyvalent b) Lyophilized polyvalent

Vaccines

a) All the vaccines which are under Universal Immunization Programme of India (UIP) will be deemed included in NLEM. Presently, the UIP has BCG, DPT, OPV, measles, Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis & Pentavalent Vaccines.

The new vaccines, which have been approved by National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI)and planned to be given under UIP, will be deemed to be included as and when listed in UIP. These vaccines are inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), Measles Rubella (MR) and Rota virus vaccine.

In future, the vaccines which are under consideration , if and when included in UIP, will also be deemed included from the date of inclusion in UIP. These are pneumococcal and HPV vaccines.

No Medicine
1 BCG vaccine
2 DPT + Hib + Hep B vaccine
3 DPT vaccine
4 Hepatitis B vaccine
5 Japanese encephalitis vaccine
6 Measles vaccine
7 Oral poliomyelitis vaccine
8 Tetanus toxoid

For Specific Group of Individuals

No Medicine
1 Rabies vaccine

Muscle relaxants and cholinesterase inhibitors

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atracurium Injection 10 mg/ml
2 Baclofen Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg
3 Neostigmine Tablet 15 mg Injection 0.5 mg/ml
1 Succinylcholine Injection 50 mg/ml
4 Vecuronium Powder for Injection 4 mg Powder for Injection 10 mg

Medicines for neonatal care

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Alprostadil Injection 0.5 mg/ml
2 Caffeine Oral liquid 20 mg/ml Injection 20 mg/ml
3 Surfactant Suspension for intratracheal instillation (As liensed)

Ophthalmological Medicines(Anti-infective medicine)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Acyclovir Ointment 3%
2 Ciprofloxacin Drops 0.3 % Ointment 0.3%
3 Erythromycin Ointment 0.5%
4 Gentamicin Drops 0.3%
5 Natamycin Drops 5%
6 Povidone iodine Drops 0.6% Drops 5%

Antiinflammatory medicine

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Prednisolone Drops 0.1% Drops 1%

Antiinflammatory medicine

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Proparacaine Drops 0.5%

Miotics and antiglaucoma medicines

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
2 Acetazolamide Tablet 250 mg
3 Pilocarpine Drops 2% Drops 4%
4 Timolol Drops 0.25% Drops 0.5%

Mydriatics

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Atropine Drops 1% Ointment 1%
2 Homatropine Drops 2%
3 Phenylephrine Drops 5% Drops 10 %
4 Tropicamide Drops 1%

Ophthalmic surgical aids

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose Injection 2%

Miscellaneous

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Carboxymethylcellulose Drops 0.5% Drops 1 %

Oxytocics and Antioxytocics(Oxytocics and abortifacient)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Dinoprostone Tablet 0.5 mg Gel 0.5 mg
2 Methylergometrine Tablet 0.125 mg Injection 0.2 mg/ml
3 Mifepristone Tablet 200 mg
4 Misoprostol Tablet 100 mcg Tablet 200 mcg
5 Oxytocin Injection 5 IU/ml Injection 10 IU/ml

Medicines used in pre term labour

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Betamethasone Injection 4 mg/ml
2 Nifedipine Tablet 10 mg

Psychotherapeutic medicines(Medicines used in psychotic disorders)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clozapine Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg
2 Fluphenazine Depot Injection 25 mg/ml
3 Haloperidol Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/ 5ml
4 Risperidone Tablet 1 mg Tablet 2 mg Tablet 4 mg Oral liquid 1 mg/ml

Medicines used in mood disorders(Medicines used in depressive disorders)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Amitriptyline Tablet 10 mg Tablet 25 mg Tablet 50 mg Tablet 75 mg
2 Escitalopram Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg Tablet 20 mg
3 Fluoxetine Capsule 10 mg Capsule 20 mg Capsule 40 mg Capsule 60 mg

Medicines used in Bipolar disorders

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Lithium Tablet 300 mg
2 Sodium valproate Tablet 200 mg Tablet 500 mg

Medicines used for Generalized Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clonazepam Tablet 0.25 mg Tablet 0.5 mg Tablet 1 mg
2 Zolpidem Tablet 5 mg Tablet 10 mg

Medicines used for obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacks

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Clomipramine Capsule 10 mg Capsule 25 mg Capsule 75 mg
2 Fluoxetine Capsule 10 mg Capsule 20 mg Capsule 40 mg Capsule 60 mg

Medicines acting on the respiratory tract(Antiasthmatic medicines)

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Budesonide Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 100 mcg/dose Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 200 mcg/dose Respirator solution for use in nebulizer 0.5 mg/ml Respirator solution for use in nebulizer 1 mg/ml
2 Budesonide (A)+ Formoterol (B) Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 100 mcg (A) + 6 mcg (B) Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 200 mcg (A) + 6 mcg (B) Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 400 mcg (A) + 6 mcg (B)
3 Hydrocortisone Injection 100 mg Injection 200 mg
4 Ipratropium Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 20 mcg/dose Respirator solution for use in nebulizer 250 mcg/ml
5 Salbutamol Tablet 2 mg Tablet 4 mg Oral liquid 2 mg/5 ml Inhalation (MDI/DPI) 100 mcg/dose Respirator solution for use in nebulizer 5mg/ml
6 Tiotropium Inhalation (MDI) 9 mcg/dose Inhalation (DPI) 18 mcg/dose MDI- Metered dose inhaler DPI- Dry Powder inhaler

Solutions correcting water, electrolyte disturbances and acid-base disturbances

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Glucose Injection 5% Injection 10% Injection 25% Injection 50%
2 Glucose (A) + Sodium chloride (B) Injection 5% (A) + 0.9% (B)
3 Oral rehydration salts As licensed
4 Potassium chloride Injection 150 mg/ml Oral liquid 500 mg/5 ml
5 Ringer lactate Injection (as per IP)
6 Sodium bicarbonate Injection (as per IP)
7 Sodium chloride Injection 0.9% Injection 0.45% Injection 3%

Miscellaneous

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Water for Injection Injection

Vitamins and minerals

No Medicine Dosage form and strength
1 Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Tablet 100 mg Tablet 500 mg
2 Calcium carbonate Tablet 250 mg Tablet 500 mg
3 Calcium gluconate Injection 100 mg/ml
4 Cholecalciferol Tablet 1000 IU, Tablet 60000 IU Oral liquid 400 IU/ml
5 Nicotinamide Tablet 50 mg
6 Pyridoxine Tablet 10 mg Tablet 50 mg Tablet 100 mg
7 Riboflavin Tablet 5 mg
8 Thiamine Tablet 100 mg Injection 100 mg/ml
9 Vitamin A Capsule 5000 IU Capsule 50000 IU Capsule 100000 IU Oral liquid 100000 IU/ml Injection 50000 IU/ml