Q.  Syrup formulations of antiretrovirals especially zidovudine and nevirapine are in short supply due to decreased production. How to give prophylaxis to the babies to prevent vertical transmission of HIV_?
Poll Results

   
Pulverise the adult tablet and give
 26.42%
   
Do not give prophylaxis to the babies
 6.22%
   
On humanitarian grounds, the production should be maintained
 67.36%
 
Sr. NoDateRemarks
1
24 Feb 2014IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO HAVE THEM IN SHORT SUPPLY
2
23 Feb 2014Mandatory to produce syrup
3
22 Feb 2014Dilute the tab and give adequate dose
4
13 Feb 2014On humanitarian grounds the production should be maintained but pulverizing the adult tablet is also a good idea
5
04 Feb 2014IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO HAVE THEM IN SHORT SUPPLY
6
01 Feb 2014The production should be maintained please. These children do not ask for this. They found themselves in those HIV infected environment, the least that could have been done is to salvage them and make the necessary medicine available in right dosage and paediatric formulations. Children are not small adults.
7
26 Jan 2014Too many pharmaceuticals look at short term monetary gains with their products and then pull out of the market if it takes too long to turn profitable
8
26 Jan 2014Prophylaxis should not be used for all babies.
9
26 Jan 2014The pharmaceuticals cannot stop producing the drugs


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