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Drugs for Treatment of Filariasis

Are you searching for medications to treat 'Filariasis'? Welcome to this section, which serves as a repository for medications that are relevant to the treatment of Filariasis. The page includes both the generic and brand names and can be an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals and individuals who wish to get an insight on different medication options.
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Filariasis
Filariasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods, mainly black flies and mosquitoes.

Brand Names and Generic 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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