Banocide 50mg Tablet (Diethylcarbamazine 50mg)
$27.00 – $66.00
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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Banocide 50 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic agent used for the prevention and treatment of worm infections which may cause severe swelling of the arms, legs, and genitals. It may also be used for the prevention and treatment of worm infections of the eye which may cause blindness and worm infections which may cause joint, connective tissue, nervous system, or breathing disorders. It is not recommended to prevent or treat the infections caused by pinworms and tapeworms.
List of substitutes for Banocide 50 mg Tablet
Hetrazan 50 mg Tablet
Major & minor side effects for Banocide 50 mg Tablet
Tender, swollen glands in the neck
Nausea and vomiting
Constipation or diarrhea
Uses of Banocide 50 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
This medicine is used in the prevention and treatment of Lymphatic filariasis caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. This is a disease characterized by severe swelling of the arms, legs, or genitals.
This medicine is used in the prevention and treatment of Loiasis, a worm infection of the eyes caused by Loa loa which is transmitted through the bite of a deer fly or a mango fly.
This medicine is used in the prevention and treatment of Toxocariasis, a worm infection which may cause rheumatic, neurologic, and asthmatic symptoms, and rarely blindness.
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia
This medicine is recommended as the primary treatment of Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia which is caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and characterized by a persistent cough that aggravates at night, weakness, low-grade fever, and enlarged spleen.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Diethylcarbamazine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Patients being treated with this medicine for onchocerciasis may experience Mazzotti reaction which may be characterized by fever, headache, dizziness, vomiting, lymphangitis, or asthmatic attacks. These patients should be monitored closely and supportive care should be initiated based on the severity of the reaction.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.