Information about Diethylcarbamazine
Diethylcarbamazine is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and filariasis.
How diethylcarbamazine 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 of diethylcarbamazine
Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Fever, Vertigo
Available Medicine for Diethylcarbamazine
- ₹10 to ₹41Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd5 variant(s)
- ₹21 to ₹41Pfizer Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹17Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹16 to ₹55Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹36Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹14 to ₹17Empiai Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹14Inga Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹53Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹6Dew Drops Lab1 variant(s)
- ₹54Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Diethylcarbamazine
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 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.