Diagnosis via FNAC and subsequent treatment with diethylcarbamazine
resulting in full resolution has not been
Effect of Diethylcarbamazine
on Carrageenan-Induced Tissue Damage.
Cardiovascular effects of diethylcarbamazine
By late 2011, at least one round of mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole and diethylcarbamazine
had been conducted in all endemic parts of the country except the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Test samples and reference drug diethylcarbamazine
(DEC) were dissolved in DMSO or sterile distilled water, respectively.
He was started on diethylcarbamazine
(DEC) (6 mg/kg/day), prednisone (60 mg/day) and cyclosporine (200 mg/day) and was reviewed after six weeks, when he showed improvement of anemia and icterus with a Hb and serum unconjugated bilirubin of 6.5 g/dl and 2.8 mg/dl, respectively.
Annual single-dose diethylcarbamazine
plus ivermectin for control of bancroftian filariasis: comparative efficacy with and without vector control.
In last month's article, "Heartworm: Don't Take It Lightly," we discussed conventional preventative drugs, and mentioned that while one, diethylcarbamazine
(DEC), was no longer available as Filaribits (from Pfizer, which stopped selling the drug in early 2005), it was available in a generic form.
Another drug, called diethylcarbamazine
, can cure many cases, but it can't be used in many parts of Africa because it causes severe side effects in people harboring the parasite that causes river blindness, says James W.
Drug treatment in the form of diethylcarbamazine
and suramin is effective.
Becoming a signatory to the London Declaration, Eisai agreed to support the World Health Organization's program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, and has committed to supplying diethylcarbamazine
citrate (DEC) until the disease is eliminated in all lymphatic filariasis endemic countries that need DEC.
Acknowledging that India's LF elimination programme needs a push, Nadda said that strategies like the Triple Drug Therapy or IDA [Ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine
(DEC) and Albendazole], community engagement for successful MDA implementation and use of DEC-medicated salt, which are all part of the APELF, will be deployed to strengthen the country's LF elimination efforts.