Diethylcarbamazine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugDiethylcarbamazine is an Anti-Infectives drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Diethylcarbamazine is used for
1. Treatment of loiasis
2. Prophylaxis of loiasis in
temporary residents in endemic areas
3. Tissue nematode infections
4. Lymphatic filariasis
5. Toxocariasis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Pregnancy
2. Infants
3. Elderly
4. Debilitated
5. cardiac disease
6. Hypersensitivity
7. Impaired renal function
Precautions1. Renal impairment
2. Cardiac disorders
3. Other severe acute diseases-delay
diethylcarbamazine treatment until after
4. Risk of meningoencephalitis in
severe infection.
Adverse Effects 1. Headache
2. Dizziness
3. Drowsiness
4. Nausea and vomiting
5. Immunological reactions
6. Within a few hours of the first dose
7. Subsiding by the fifth day of treatment and including fever
8. Joint pain
9. Nausea and vomiting
11. Asthma in asthmatics
Pregnancy Category

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