Deccan (Tablets Diethylcarbamazine citrate 150 mg + Levocet HCL 2.5 mg)
Diethylcarbamazine in Deccan 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. Diethylcarbamazine in Deccan is also used in the treatment of filariasis including lymphatic filariasis, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, and loiasis.
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Composition: Diethylcarbamazine citrate 150 mg + Levocet HCL 2.5 mg
How does Diethylcarbamazine in Deccan work?
Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is a medication used in the treatment of filariasis including lymphatic filariasis, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, and loiasis. It may also be used for prevention of loiasis in those at high risk. While it has been used for onchocerciasis (river blindness), ivermectin is preferred.
What is Levocetirizine in Deccan for?
This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
Common side effects of Deccan:
Common side effects are Upset stomach, Fever, Tender, swollen glands in the neck, Skin rash, Visual disturbances, Nausea and Dizziness
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Deccan?
If you have an allergy to gallium citrate Ga-67 or any other part of this drug, if you have a latex allergy, talk with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
When do I need to seek medical help?
Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug, these include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Deccan with other medicines?
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
Avoid alcohol. – Do not take Digoxin together with high fibre foods such as cereals, high fibre bread, fruit or vegetables as it can reduce the absorption of Digoxin.
How do I store Deccan?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children, medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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