Diethylcarbamazine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Filariasis; Loiasis; Toxocariasis Inital: 1 mg/kg/day, may increase to 6 mg/kg/day over 3 days, then maintain for 3 wk. Prophylaxis of loiasis 300 mg/wk.
Contraindications
Pregnancy, hypersensitivity; lactation; infants, elderly or debilitated patients; impaired renal function; cardiac disease.
Special Precautions
Patients with poor health.
Adverse Reactions
Fever, headache, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, chills.
Potentially Fatal: Severe hypersensitivity reactions may occur especially in the treatment of onchocerciasis where rare Mazzotti reaction characterised by rash, itching, headache, muscle and joint pains, tachycardia, postural hypotension may start within 2 hr of drug administration. Encephalitis and retinal haemorrhage.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
P02CB02 - diethylcarbamazine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine and derivatives agents. Used as antinematodal.
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