ATC codes: P02CB02
Lymphatic filariasis ICD11 code: 1F66.3
Oral > Solid: 50 mg tablet (dihydrogen citrate) ; 100 mg tablet (dihydrogen citrate)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
For antifilarials, based on the evidence provided, the Committee decided to retain ivermectin and diethylcarbamazine, and add albendazole for combination therapy for both children and adults. There was no reason for diethylcarbamazine to be on the Complementary List especially since it is recommended by WHO guidelines as the medicine of choice for mass drug administration in countries endemic for lymphatic filariasis but without either onchocerciasis or loiasis.