diethylcarbamazine


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diethylcarbamazine

 [di-eth″il-kahr-bam´ah-zēn]
an antifilarial used as the citrate salt.

diethylcarbamazine

/di·eth·yl·car·bam·a·zine/ (di-eth″il-kahr-bam´ah-zēn) an antifilarial agent, used as the citrate salt.

diethylcarbamazine

A drug used to treat the parasitic worm diseases FILARIASIS and ONCHOCERCIASIS. The drug kills both the microfilaria and the adult worms but may provoke severe reactions when the worms die. The drug is on the WHO official list but is not available on the UK market. A brand name is Banocide.

diethylcarbamazine

an antifilarial agent used in dogs as the citrate salt for the prevention of heartworm. Used also for the treatment of ascarids in dogs and immature lungworms in cattle and sheep.
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Diagnosis via FNAC and subsequent treatment with diethylcarbamazine resulting in full resolution has not been
A household survey conducted after the first MDA in Port-au-Prince showed that overall coverage with albendazole and diethylcarbamazine was 71% and that five of the seven populations within Port-au-Prince surveyed (residents of six communes and of camps for internally displaced persons) achieved adequate coverage ([greater than or equal to]65%).
Our products are diarylheptanoids, which are entirely different from currently available three synthetic drugs diethylcarbamazine (DEC), which is a piperazine derivative, ivermectin, which is a macrocyclic lactone and albendazole, which is a benzimidazole.
For the effective control of filariasis >65% population of endemic areas should be covered by single dose of diethylcarbamazine citrate.
Treatment of bancroftian filariasis in Recife, Brazil: A two-year comparative study of the efficacy of single treatment with ivermectin or diethylcarbamazine.
A diagnosis of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia was made, and he was treated with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) 2 mg/kg/dose three times a day for three weeks.
Background & objectives: Albendazole, a commonly used anthelminthic drug that targets the polymerization of [alpha]- and [beta]-tubulin dimer is currently co-administered with the antifilarial drug, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) in the ongoing Global Programme for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF).
There is also an older, daily heartworm preventative available, diethylcarbamazine or DEC.
The authors conclude this can become an inexpensive filaricide of natural origin more effective than diethylcarbamazine, a reference pharmaceutical.
While Albendazole is donated by GSK, diethylcarbamazine (DEC) needs to be purchased for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis in countries without river blindness.
Background: Mass drug administration (MDA) means administration of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) tablet to all people (excluding children <2 years, pregnant women, seriously ill persons) in endemic areas once in a year is one of the strategies to eliminate lymphatic filariasis.