- Manufacturer : Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Banocide Forte
- Generic Brands : Diethylcarbamazine
Banocide Forte Tablet is used for Eosinophilic lung, Bancroft's filariasis, Worm infections, Loiasis, Worm infection, River blindness and other conditions. Banocide Forte Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Banocide Forte Tablet contains Diethyl Carbamazine Citrate as an active ingredient.
Banocide Forte Tablet works by killing the worms.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals manufactures Banocide Forte Tablet.
Diethylcarbamazine belongs to a class of medication called anti-helminthic. It can act against both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis.
Banocide Forte 100mg Tablet is used for treating certain worm infections by killing the worms. It treats bancroft's filariasis, eosinophilic lung, loiasis and river blindness. It has a few side effects like fever, itching, painful and tender glands in the neck, nausea and vomiting, groin, skin rash, swelling of the face, dizziness, especially the eyes, joint pain, headache and unusual tiredness or weakness.
Banocide Forte 100mg Tablet is said to not cause much harm to children as it may to adults. You should inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine, product, food substance or to any ingredients present in Banocide Forte 100mg Tablet. Inform your doctor about all your medical conditions and history before starting this medicine.
The dose is based on body weight and medical condition so it must be determined by your doctor. The usual dose for adults suffering from loiasis, Bancroft’s filariasis and river blindness is 2 to 3 mg per kilogram of body weight, three times a day. The usual dose for adults suffering from eosinophilic lung is 6 mg per kilogram of body weight, taken for 4 to 7 days.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Banocide Forte 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Do not take more than what is prescribed or share this medication with other people. Complete the prescribed course of therapy. Do not stop the therapy before completion even if the symptoms improve or disappear.
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Banocide Forte Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Banocide Forte Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products Acetazolamide.
Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor will prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor will prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
Prolonged use - Prolonged use of Banocide 100 mg Tablet may cause tunnel vision, night blindness, or loss of vision.
Renal impairement - For patients with kidney diseases or renal impairment, appropriate dose adjustments should be done to prevent adverse effects.
Use in severely ill patients - Do not use this medicine in severely ill patients with other acute diseases until their recovery.
Epilepsy - This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of epilepsy due to the increased risk of convulsions or seizures.
Cardiac disease - Use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with cardiac diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects like tachycardia.
Other medicines - Report the active use of all other medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Do not take diethylcarbamazine:
If a dose of Banocide 100 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Banocide Forte Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Banocide Forte Tablet.