Diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) is a medication used to treat parasitic infections caused by filarial worms, including lymphatic filariasis, loiasis, and tropical pulmonary eosinophilia. DEC works by paralyzing and killing the worms, which can help to reduce symptoms and prevent further transmission.
DEC is usually taken orally in tablet form, and the dosage and duration of treatment can vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, and headache, among others. It is important to consult a healthcare professional for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections and to follow their instructions for taking medications such as DEC.