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Diethylcarbamazine
Essential medicine status
General description
Diethylcarbamazine is an anthelmintic medicine used for the treatment of filariasis, including lymphatic filariasis, in combination with other antiparasitic drugs.
INN
Diethylcarbamazine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Lymphatic filariasis
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Antifilarials
  • Oral > Solid: 50 mg tablet (dihydrogen citrate); 100 mg tablet (dihydrogen citrate)