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Table 2 List of current medications in shortage in Iran

From: Addressing the impact of economic sanctions on Iranian drug shortages in the joint comprehensive plan of action: promoting access to medicines and health diplomacy

Disease treated Drug name (INN/Brand name)   EAR status WHO EML status
    Non-EAR 99 EAR 99  
Diabetes Glucagon Glucagon/GlucaGen Y N Y
Insulin injection Insulin/ Novofine Y N Y
Glocophage Metformin/Fortamet Y N Y
Anticancer chemotherapy Cytarabine Cytarabine/Cytosat Y N Y
Lomustine Lomustine/Gleostine Y N N
Doxorubicin Doxorubicin/Adriamycin Y N Y
Flurouracil Flurouracil/Adrucil Y N Y
MabThera Rituximab Y N Y
Chlorambucil Chlorambucil/Leukeran Y N N
Xeloda Capecitabine/Xeloda Y N Y
Flutamide Flutamide/Eulexin no equivalency in U.S. Y N N
Diphereline Active ingrediate: Triptorelin embonate Y N N
Tykerb Lapatinib/Tykerb Y N N
Leukeran Chlorambucil/Leukeran Y N Y
Erbitux Cetuximab/Erbitux Y N N
Nexavar Sorafenib/NexAVAR Y N N
Thalidomide Thalidomide/Thalomid Y N N
Zometa Zoledronic acid/Reclast Y N N
Microrelin decapeptyl Triptoreln/Microrelin Decapeptyl Y N Y
Infliximab Infliximab/Remicade Y N N
Anti-asthmatic and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Symbicort Budesonide and Formoterol/Symbicort Y N Y
Salmeterol Salmeterol/Serevent diskus Y N N
Aminophyline Aminophylline/Phyllocontin Y N N
Seroflo Ingredients are Fluticasone and Salmeterol in Peru and Hong Kong Y N N
Atrovent Ipratropium inhalation/ Atrovent HFA Y N Y
Zaditen ZyrTEC itchy eye Y N N
Seretide Advair in U.S. Fluticasone and salmeterol/Advair Diskus Y N N
Cardiovascular medicine Furosemide Furosemide/Lasix Y N Y
Amiodarone Amiodarone/Cordarone Y N Y
Flecainide Flecaidide/Tambocor Y N N
Lisinopril Lisinopril/prinivil Y N N
Sotahexal (available in Poland) Sotalol/Betapace Y N N
Multiple sclerosis (M.S.) Ziferon Manufactured in Iran Interferon beta-1b/ziferon Y N N
Extavia Interferon beta-1b/ Betaseron Y N N
Betaferon Active substance interferon beta-1b Y N N
CinnoVex Active substance interferon beta-1b (manufactured in Iran) Y N N
Avonex Interferon beta-1b/Avonex Y N N
Radiocontrast media Iopromide Iopromide/Ultravist Y N N
Iodixanol Iodixanol/Vasipaque Y N N
Scanlux Active ingredient in iopamidol, available in Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary and Tunisia Y N N
Omnipaque Omnipaque 180, 240, 300 /iohexol Y N Y
Antidote/haemoglobinopathies Deferoxamine Deferoxamine/Desferal Y N Y
Tegretol CR Carbamazepine/Carbatrol Y N Y
Sodium valproate Sodium valproate Y N Y
Depakin Active substance: valproic acid sodium available in Italy and Turkey Y N Y
Orlept Active substance: Valporic Sodium Available in U.K. Y N Y
Exjade Deferasirox/Exjade Y N Y
Antiviral Ganciclovir Ganciclovir/Cytovene Y N N
Tenofovir Tenofovir/viread Y N Y
Antidepressant Asentra Available in listed countries: Latvia, Poland, and Serbia Active ingredient sertraline Y N N
Doneurin available in Germany Doxepin Y N N
Doxepin Doxepin/SINEquan Y N N
Sertraline Sertraline/Zoloft Y N N
Infertility treatment Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) HCG/Novarel Y N N
Cetrorelix Cetrorelix/Cetrotide Y N N
Pregnancy termination Misoprostol Misoprostol/Cytotec Y N Y
Antiparkinsonism medication Madopar available in U.K. Levodopa and Benserazide Y N N
Levodopa Levodopa/Larodopa Y N Y
Antibacterial Medication/Antibiotics Azithromycin Azithromycin/ Z-pack, Zmax Y N Y
Klacid available in Australia Klacid/Clarithromycin Y N Y
Antimalarial Pyrimethamine Pyrimethamine/Daraprim Y N N
Transplant CellCept Mycophenolate mofetil/ CellCept Y N N
Anticoagulant Warfarin Warfarin/Coumadin Y N Y
Vaccines Influenza vaccine Influenza virus vaccine/ Afluria N Y Y
BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) BCG/TheraCys N Y Y
Gardasil Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV)/Gardasil N Y Y
ADHD treatment Ritalin Methylphenidate/Concerta Y N N
Alzheimer’s disease Galantamine Galantamine/Razadyne Y N N
Reminyl Reminyl/galantamine hydrobromide Y N N
Prevention of endometrial hyperplasia Progesterone Progesterone/Prometrium Y N N
Cyctogest Cyclogest 200/progestron Y N N
Antiepileptic/Anticonvulsant Tegretol CR Carbamazepine/Carbatrol Y N Y
Sodium valproate Sodium valproate Y N Y