DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 Tablet 10's

Parasitic Worms Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET contains Diethylcarbamazine which belongs to the group of medicines called Anthelmintics. It is used to treat filarial infections, tropical eosinophilia and toxocariasis. It is also used to prevent loiasis (eye worm infections).

Filariasis is an infectious tropical disease caused by any one of several thread-like parasitic roundworms.

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with seizures and liver diseases. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with kidney or heart disease. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it. DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is not known whether it may pass through the breast milk. Contact your doctor before taking it.

There is only limited information available on the use of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET in geriatric patients. Consult your doctor before taking it.

The most common side effects of taking DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET are nausea and vomiting. Contact your doctor if your symptoms got worse.

USES OF DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET

Used to treat and prevent:

  • filarial infections
  • tropical eosinophilia
  • toxocariasis
  • loiasis (eye worm infection)

HOW DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET WORKS

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET functions by destroying the infection-causing parasites and preventing their future growth.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Based on your age, body weight and medical condition, your doctor will choose the appropriate dose and duration for you.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET

COMMON

  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache
  • lassitude (lack of energy)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take the medicine, with or just after a meal. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy food. Contact your doctor if the symptoms did not improve.

Headache:

Try to take rest and don’t involve yourself in exertive activities. Apply a pain-relieving balm to your forehead. If the headache does not improve, consult with your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is not known whether it may pass through the breast milk. Contact your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel drowsy after taking DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET.

KIDNEY

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with kidney disease. Contact your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

There is limited information available on the use of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET if you are allergic to Diethylcarbamazine or intolerance to lactose or other ingredients of the medicine.

HEART DISEASE

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with heart diseases. Contact your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is not recommended if you have:

  • serious eye damage due to onchocerciasis (parasitic eye disease)
  • rare hereditary problems such as galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency and glucose-galactose malabsorption

Before taking DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have:

  • epilepsy
  • other acute concomitant diseases

Use in pediatrics:

Your doctor will give the right dose of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET depending on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Contact your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

There is only limited information available on the use of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interaction:

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, vitamin supplements or herbal products.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and, in serious cases, it may cause convulsions.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Diethylcarbamazine
Pharmacological Category :   Anthelmintics
Therapeutic Indication :   Treat parasitic infections    
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET below 30°C

FAQs ABOUT DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET

What type of drug is DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET?

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET contains Diethylcarbamazine which belongs to the group of medicines called Anthelmintics.

Can I use DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET in children?

Yes, DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET should be used with caution in children, your doctor will give the right dose depending on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Contact your doctor before taking it.

What are the side effects of taking DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET are nausea and vomiting. Contact your doctor if your symptoms got worse.

Can I use DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET in pregnancy?

No. DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Contact your doctor before taking it.

Is DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET safe?

DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose.

Can the use of DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET cause drowsiness?

Yes, DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE 100 TABLET may cause drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating on machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities, especially during the initial days of your treatment. However, if your condition does not improve, consult your doctor.

REFERENCES

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2. KD. Tripathi. Anthelmintic Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 853.

3. Padmaja Udayakumar. Anthelmintics and Drugs used in Scabies and Pediculosis. Pharmacology for Pharmacy Students. 2018. 631-632.

4. Whalen, K., Finkel, R., & Panavelil, T. A. Anthelmintic drugs. Lippincott illustrated reviews: Pharmacology. Sixth edition. 2015. Page – 562.

5. Ottesen EA. Description, mechanisms and control of reactions to treatment in the human filariases. Ciba Found Symp. 1987. [Accessed 18 July 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3297558/

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7. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited. Diethylcarbamazine Citrate. [Revised in June 2021] [Accessed on 18th July 2022] https://india-pharma.gsk.com/media/6339/banocide-and-banocide-forte.pdf

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • complete blood test
  • peripheral smear count
  • filarial antibody

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    Country Of Origin
    India
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