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    Diethylcarbamazine

    Information about Diethylcarbamazine

    Diethylcarbamazine uses

    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.
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    Common side effects of diethylcarbamazine

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

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    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

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)