Simple Regimen       
                            

The new ASMQ combination offers a simple prescription which is easy to use as 1-2-3:  
  • 1 single daily dose of 1 or 2 tablets of
  • 2 highly effective combined drugs for
  • 3 days of affordable medicine
 

 


Adapted Regimen

     
  The dosing regimen developed for ASMQ is based on age, rather than weight because of the lack of scales in rural, remote areas. Thanks to this, patients are more likely to receive the dose they need.
ASMQ can now be found in 4 different presentations based on age in order to minimise the risk of over- or under-dosing a patient: 6 to 11 months, 1 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years and 13 years or older. Tablets are small (6.0 mm diameter for children <6 years, and 9.6 mm for =6 years) and can be crushed, facilitating administration of the drug to younger children.  
 
     



Adapted Packaging

  • A full treatment is provided per packaging envelope and will allow health care centres and hospitals maximal flexibility in reorganizing supplies according to need.
  • The packaging has been color-coded to easily identify the different dosage for each age range (infants, toddlers, children, and adults).
  • Clear information is provided on the outside of the packaging to facilitate use.
  • The sizes of blister packs and envelopes were also minimised to save as much as space as possible and to therefore reduce costs related to storage and shipping.
  • The packaging assures the quality of the product, as demonstrated by its 3-year shelf life in tropical conditions, and guarantees the quality of the active components. ASMQ is the first fixed-dose ACT to have such a long shelf-life.