Thanks for writing to us.,
The side effects of DEC (Piperazine derivative antihelminthic and antinematode)include .,
Fever, headache, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, chills.
You can very well take Albendazole
Usually 21 days DEC is given PO and the Absolute Eosinophil count
can be repeated.
Albendazole 400 mg 01 at HS can be effective against Helminthiasis
.It is usually given for less than a mon th in cases of filariasis
in addition to DEC.There are side effects reported such as dizziness, raised intracranial pressure,vomitting seizures ,encephalopathy
,asthenia and dehydration
.It is better to combine the two medicines whilst admitted to a Hospital as monitoring and stabilisation of the patient will be achieved immediately.
In addition it can be taken along with Proton Pump
inhibitors to reduce GI side effects if experienced.
the scrotum swelling usually due to lymphatic collection in Hydrocele in c/o Filariasis.There is a surgical method of correction usually done.
Surgery ;The hydrocele will have to be operated by excision and eversion of the sac to completely get rid of the repeated collection and in addition the medicines will have to be taken such as DEC.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,