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Drugs for Filariasis


List of drugs used to treat the medical condition called Filariasis. Click on the drug to find more information including the brand names,dose,side-effects, adverse events, when to take the drug and the price of the drug.
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Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Filariasis

Diethylcarbamazine

Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is an antihelmintic drug which is prescribed to kill worms and treat the following diseases:a)Bancroft’s filariasisb)Tropical pulmonary eosinophiliac)Loiasis for the treatment, as well as to prevent infection in visitors to endemic areas• Though it is effective in river blindness (Onchocerciasis), DEC is no longer preferred since it can cause a severe reaction called Mazzoti reaction, and ivermectin is a much better choice .
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