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food interaction for DECEE

alcohol interaction for DECEE

pregnancy interaction for DECEE

lactation interaction for DECEE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Decee 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 DECEE

Diethylcarbamazine(120mg/5ml)

Uses

Decee syrup is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and filariasis.

How it works

Diethylcarbamazine 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

Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Fever, Vertigo

SUBSTITUTES FOR DECEE

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Expert advice FOR DECEE

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 DECEE

Diethylcarbamazine

Q.

What is diethylcarbamazine used for?
Diethylcarbamazine is used to treat parasitic worm infection and filariasis (elephantiasis), a disfiguring disease in which swelling of arms, legs or other body parts may occur. It is used to treat Bancroft's filariasis, eosinophilic lung, loiasis and river blindness (onchocerciasis).

Q.

How does diethylcarbamazine work?
Diethylcarbamazine belongs to a class of medicines known as anti-helminthics. It works by killing both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis.

Q.

Is diethylcarbamazine an antibiotic?
Diethylcarbamazine is not an antibiotic. Diethylcarbamazine belongs to a class of medicines known as anthelminthic agents.

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Is diethylcarbamazine safe in pregnancy?
Diethylcarbamazine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies are not available. Please talk to your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.

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How is diethylcarbamazine administered?
Diethylcarbamazine is administered orally in the form of tablet. The dose is different for different conditions. Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)