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Definition: The list contains quantified medicinal products which are required for minor ailments and do not require stringent medical supervision.

Purpose of creation of such list of medicines:

  • This is in line with the Health and Safety policy of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007.
  • Approved List of Medicines for First Aid Kit as of 2012
Sl. No.MedicinesApproved Indications
1Albendazole 400mgRoutine de-worming
2Aceclofenac 100mg, 200mgMusculo-skeletal pain
3Diclofenac gelMusculo-skeletal pain
4Paracetamol 500mgSymptomatic treatment of pain
5Chewable AntacidHyperacidity/gastric pain
6Ibuprofen 400mgMusculo-skeletal pain
7Promethazine 10mgAllergy symptoms, motion sickness
8Cetirizine 10mgAllergy symptoms
9Chlorpheniramine 4mgAllergy symptoms
10Pheniramine 25mgAllergy symptoms
11Vitamin B complexNutritional supplements/vitamin. B deficiency disorders
12Vitamin C 250mgVitamin C deficiency disorders
13MultivitaminsNutritional supplements/vitamin deficiency disorders
14Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS)Dehydration
15Metoclopramide 10mgSymptomatic treatment of nausea and vomiting
16Povidone Iodine/BetadineWound dressing
17Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Eye DropsArtificial tears for dryness of eyes
18Methylcellulose Eye DropsArtificial tears for dryness of eyes
19Silver Nitrate gel 0.2%Dressing of minor cuts and burns
20Silver Sulphadiazine CreamTreatment of minor cuts and burns
21Methyl Salicylate OintmentTopical application for musculo-skeletal pain
22Calamine LotionTopical application for symptomatic allergy
25StrepsilsSore throat/cold symptoms
26LozengesSore throat/cold symptoms
27Pain BalmsTopical application for pain management
28GlycerinSkin protectant