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Composition for DEC (HIQUEM)

Diethylcarbamazine(50 mg)

food interaction for DEC (HIQUEM)

alcohol interaction for DEC (HIQUEM)

pregnancy interaction for DEC (HIQUEM)

lactation interaction for DEC (HIQUEM)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Dec 50mg syrup with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DEC (HIQUEM)

Diethylcarbamazine(50 mg)

Uses

Dec 50mg syrup is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and filariasis.

How it works

Dec 50mg syrup belongs to a class of medication called anti-helminthic. It can act against both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Rash, Blood in urine, Blurred vision, Convulsion, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Eye irritation, Headache, Itching, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Chest pain, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vertigo, Vomiting, Watery eyes, Weakness, Fatigue

SUBSTITUTES for DEC (HIQUEM)

3 Substitutes
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  • BANOCIDE PEAD 50 MG SYRUP
    (60 ML syrup in bottle)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.42/ML of syrup
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    Rs. 25
    save 44% more per ML of syrup
  • BANOCIDE 50 MG SYRUP
    (115 ML syrup in bottle)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 0.35/ML of syrup
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    Rs. 40.50
    save 52% more per ML of syrup
  • DEECEE 50 MG SYRUP
    (60 ML syrup in bottle)
    Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 0.69/ML of syrup
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    Rs. 41.42
    save 6% more per ML of syrup

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Expert advice for DEC (HIQUEM)

Do not take diethylcarbamazine:
  • If you have had a history of convulsions or epilepsy.
  • If you have kidney or heart problems.
  • If you are greater than 65 years of age.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for DEC (HIQUEM)

Diethylcarbamazine

Q.What is diethylcarbamazine used for?
Diethylcarbamazine is used to treat filariasis (elephantiasis), a disfiguring disease in which swelling of arms, legs or other body parts may occur. It is also used for topical eosinophilia, African eye worm or river blindness

Q.How does diethylcarbamazine work?
Diethylcarbamazine belongs to a class of medication call anti-helmintics. It can act against both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis

Q.Is diethylcarbamazine an antibiotic?
Diethylcarbamazine is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-helmintics

Q.Is it effective?
It is effective only if used for an indication and a dose prescribed by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)