MELARSOPROL, 36mg/ml, 5ml, amp.


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Former Code(s): DINJMELA3A-
The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms. - African trypanosomiasis
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Therapeutic Action

Antitrypanosomal (arsenic derivative)


Meningoencephalitic stage of African trypanosomiasis due to T. b. gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense

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Instructions for use

Must be given as slow IV injection.

Never administer by IM or SC route.

Precautions for Use

Due to the high toxicity and numerous adverse effects, patients must be treated in hospital settings, under close medical supervision.

Propyleneglycol (melarsoprol solvent) corrodes plastic. Single-use syringes should therefore be prepared just before giving injections.

Contraindicated during pregnancy.


  • Below 25°C - Protect from sunlight
  • Dangerous product whose stock must be properly managed.