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Table 1 Test results of ACT commercial drugs and artesunate injections by dipsticks in PNG, India, and Zambia

From: Pilot testing of dipsticks as point-of-care assays for rapid diagnosis of poor-quality artemisinin drugs in endemic settings

Drug namea Drug composition Area of procurement Result
Larinate-200 Kit Artesunate 200 mg pyrimethamine 25 mg sulphadoxine 500 mg Agartala, Tripura, India Qualified
Lumether Forte DT Artemether 80 mg lumefantrine 480 mg Agartala, Tripura, India Qualified
Lumerax-80 Artemether 80 mg lumefantrine 480 mg Agartala, Tripura, India Qualified
Micromether-LF Artemether 80 mg lumefantrine 480 mg Tinsukia, Assam, India Qualified
Falcigo Artesunate 60 mg Dibrugarh, Assam, India Qualified
Rtsunate Artesunate 60 mg Dibrugarh, Assam, India Qualified
Artesun—60 mg vial for IM/IV Artesunate 60 mg Mugil Clinic, Madang, PNG Qualified
Artesun—60 mg vial for IM/IV Artesunate 60 mg Mugil Clinic, Madang, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Elaita Clinic, Maprik, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Elaita Clinic, Maprik, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for >35 kg and adults Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Mugil Clinic, Madang, PNG Qualified
Lumartem—packaged for 5–15 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Mugil Clinic, Madang, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Mugil Clinic, Madang, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for >35 kg and adults Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Maprik Hospital, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for 25–34 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Elaita Clinic, Maprik, PNG Qualified
Artefan 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Elaita Clinic, Maprik, PNG Qualified
Coartem 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Elaita Clinic, Maprik, PNG Qualified
Coartem 20/120—packaged for 15–24 kg Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg PNGIMR Maprik, PNG Qualified
Coatal 20/120—packaged with dosage chart Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Wewak Pharmacy, PNG Qualified
Coartem 20/120 (5 different lots) Artemether 20 mg lumefantrine 120 mg Zambia Qualified
  1. aEach sample was analyzed in triplicate