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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Diethylcarbamazine treatment of bancroftian and malayan filariasis with emphasis on side effects.
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Impact of 10 years of diethylcarbamazine and ivermectin mass administration on infection and transmission of lymphatic filariasis.
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Salt fortified with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) as an effective intervention for lymphatic filariasis, with lessons learned from salt iodization programmes.
The elimination program is based on a simple two drug, once-yearly treatment of at-risk individuals using safe and effective medicines (albendazole plus either Mectizan(R) or diethylcarbamazine [DEC]).
The most widely employed drug in the treatment of lymphatic filariasis for decades has been diethylcarbamazine (DEC).
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To achieve this goal annual mass drug administration (MDA) of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) was launched in 2004 by the Government of India (1,2).
The strategy prescribed for elimination of transmission is mass, annual single dose (6mg/kg body weight) of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) administration, with or without albendazole (ALB), repeated 4-6 times.
LF has plagued Egypt since the time of the pharaohs; yet this simple strategy -- to provide diethylcarbamazine (DEC) plus albendazole (donated by GlaxoSmithKline) once a year for five years to the majority of people in affected communities -- reduces infection rates, leading to elimination of the disease.