Infectious Disease Compendium

Diethylcarbamazine

Dosing

CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: depends on the parasite, see specific bug below.

CrCl 80-50:

CrCl 50-10:

CrCl < 10:

Hemodialysis:

Peritoneal dialysis:

Important side effects

With onchocerciasis severe ocular inflammatory reactions can occur as microfilariae die; neurologic side effects are the most common.

Important drug interactions

Rants and Screeds

Pearls

Treatment of choice

Use for

Brugia malayi, Loa loa, Mansonella streptocerca, Tropical eosinophilia, Visceral larva migrans, Wuchereria bancrofti.

Don't use for