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banocide-forte Uses

banocide-forte is used to treat filariasis (elephantiasis), a  parasitic disfiguring disease in which swelling of arms, legs or other body parts may occur. It is also used for other parasitic infections like topical eosinophilia, African eye worm (loa loa) or river blindness.

How it works

banocide-forte 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 Is An Anthelmintic That Is Used In The Treatment Of Lymphatic Filariasis. It Is Active Against The Microfilariae And Adult Worms Of W. Bancrofti, B. Malayi, B. Timori And Loa Loa But Only Against The Microfilariae Of O. Volvulus. It Is Also Used In Treatment Of Toxocariasis. Repeated Courses May Be Necessary. Absorption: Readily Absorbed From The GI Tract (Oral); Skin (Topical); Conjunctiva (Optical). Distribution: Widely Distributed In Tissues. Excretion: Urine (As Unchanged Drug And N-Oxide Metabolite).


Pregnancy, Hypersensitivity; Lactation; Infants, Elderly Or Debilitated Patients; Impaired Renal Function; Cardiac Disease.


Banocide Forte is classified as an anthelmintic and anti-worm medication. Containing the active ingredient diethyl carbamazine, Banocide Forte is used to kill certain types of worm infections.
Banocide Forte is manufactured by Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It is available in a 100 mg tablet.


Used for the treatment of certain types of worm infections, Banocide Forte is prescribed to treat Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, Tropical eosinophilia, River blindness, Onchocerciasis, Loiasis, Eosinophilic lung, and Bancroft’s filariasis.

banocide-forte will not treat tapeworm or pinworm infections. Banocide Forte is only available by prescription.

Warnings and Precautions

Banocide Forte should only be used as prescribed by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instruction and read the patient information pamphlet enclosed in the package so you understand how to use the medication and so you understand all of the safety measures. You should not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medication without consulting with your doctor.

Do not take Banocide Forte if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you have any, animal, food or drug allergies before taking Banocide Forte.
If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, contact your doctor.

Do not use expired medication.
Diethyl carbamazine may cause dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery until you know how it affects you.

With prolonged use, diethyl carbamazine can cause vision loss including night blindness and tunnel vision.
It is necessary to have follow-up appointments with your doctor, to make sure the infection is completely cleared up. Because of the chance of vision disturbances, it is recommended you also have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist.

If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for the next dose, wait and take that dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed one.
In case of an accidental overdose, get immediate medical attention.

Store Banocide Forte at room temperature in a tightly closed container; keep away from direct sunlight, heat, and light. Do not allow Banocide Forte to freeze.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor what other medications you are taking or using, this includes all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal remedies, to avoid a drug interaction.
Certain medications and food should not be taken with diethyl carbamazine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of drugs and food to avoid while being treated with Banocide Forte.

How to use

The dose prescribed will differ for each patient based on factors such as type of worm infection, age, and weight. Follow the prescription directions provided by your doctor. If you are unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Banocide Forte can be prescribed for children and adults.

Common side effects

Weakness, Abnormally low blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Vertigo, Blurred vision, Nausea, Muscle or joint or chest pain, Light sensitivity, Vomiting, Blood in urine, Itching, Tiredness, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Watery eyes, Dizziness, Rash, Swelling and irritation of the eye, Swollen hands or feet, Fits, Headache

Expert advice

Do not take diethylcarbamazine:
  • If you have had a history of convulsions or epilepsy.
  • If you have kidney or heart problems.
  • If you are greater than 65 years of age.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.

Frequently asked questions


Q. What is diethylcarbamazine used for?
Diethylcarbamazine is used to treat filariasis (elephantiasis), a disfiguring disease in which swelling of arms, legs or other body parts may occur. It is also used for topical eosinophilia, African eye worm or river blindness.
Q. How does diethylcarbamazine work?
Diethylcarbamazine belongs to a class of medication call anti-helmintics. It can act against both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis.
Q. Is diethylcarbamazine an antibiotic? Is it effective?
Diethylcarbamazine is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-helmintics. It is effective only if used for an indication and a dose prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Should diethylcarbamazine be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
Diethylcarbamazine is not known to cause adverse effects in fetus and new born and is also not known to be secreted in milk. It should be used by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding only under strict instructions from the doctor.


Manufacturer GSK Pharma
Equivalent Brands Banocide Forte
Composition Diethylcarbamazine
Discontinue Url No

30, 60, 90

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