Active substances: Amoxicillin
PDK were specially packaged by the project. PDK had amoxicillin 250 mg dispersible tablets, paracetamol 500 mg tablets and an instruction card describing their use in local language Hindi and having pictorial representation of symptoms of pneumonia.
Two types of PDK were prepared. Green PDK was for children between 2 months to 12 months of age and had 10 dispersible tablets of amoxicillin 250 mg, 4 tablets of paracetamol 500 mg and an instruction card.
Yellow PDK was for children between 12 months to 59 months of age and had 20 dispersible tablets of amoxicillin 250 mg, 4 tablets of paracetamol 500 mg and an instruction card.
Trainings Project team and government health workers were trained by project investigators. Project field team consists of one project coordinator, having more than 5 years of clinical research experience, one field investigator having experience of social work in rural areas, four field workers with social work background along with 1 year of experience in community health research project and a pharmacist.
The objective for trainings of Medical Officers, ANMs and ASHAs was to orient them about project, infrastructural strengthening activities undertaken, management of sick child 2 to 59 months of age having cough with fast breathing and reporting of possibly CAP cases in a simple project format.
IMNCI training videos were also used during the training. Refresher trainings were also conducted a year later. Since some medical officers could not leave their facility to attend the training, one to one training was imparted to remaining medical officers at their work station by investigators.
This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your doctor or pharmacist about dosages that are right for you.
Take as directed Amoxicillin oral tablet is used for short-term treatment.
For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times.