Hetrazan 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Hetrazan 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

Hetrazan 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

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Medical Description

Hetrazan 100 tablet is an anti-worm medicine. Diethylcarbamazine is an active ingredient of this medicine. Hetrazan 100 is used in the treatment of roundworm infections such as filariasis and other in...
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ContainsDiethylcarbamazine(100.0 Mg)
UsesWorm infection, Filariasis
Side effectsHeadache, joint pain, weakness, headache
ClassificationANTHELMINTIC
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Uses of Hetrazan 100 MG

For the treatment of diseases associated with roundworms like Filariasis (leg swelling due to patax).

Contraindications of Hetrazan 100 MG

  • If you are allergic to diethylcarbamazine or any other ingredients of Hetrazan 100 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or think may be pregnant.
  • If you have damaged your eyes due to a worm infection called river blindness.

Side effects of Hetrazan 100 MG

  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Precautions and Warnings of Hetrazan 100 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Hetrazan 100 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Hetrazan 100 tablets may cause harmful effects in the unborn baby. Therefore, it should not be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Hetrazan 100 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if the Hetrazan 100 tablet passes into the human breastmilk. Hence, it would be best if you did not breastfeed while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor for more information.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Hetrazan 100 tablet?
A:
Hetrazan 100 tablet can make you feel dizzy. Hence, it is advised that you should not drive or use machines when taking treatment with the Hetrazan 100 tablet forte.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Hetrazan 100 tablet?
A:
Hetrazan 100 tablet is not known to react with alcohol directly. However, as this medicine is broken down in the body by the liver and alcohol affects liver functioning, it is advised not to consume alcohol when on treatment with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any unusual symptoms after starting the treatment with the Hetrazan 100 tablet.
  • You experience any allergic reactions after taking this medicine.
  • You have a history of convulsions, seizures or fits.
  • You have an eye disorder called river blindness.
  • You may be asked to get your eyes checked by an eye doctor.
  • It is advised not to miss any doses of the Hetrazan 100 tablet in such a treatment schedule to help clear up your infection completely.

Mode of Action of Hetrazan 100 MG

How Does It Work?

Hetrazan 100 tablet works by inhibiting essential processes for the survival of the worm. It interferes with the mobilization of infection-causing forms of the worm and increases the adherence of immu...
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Directions for Use of Hetrazan 100 MG

  • Take the Hetrazan 100 tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, after your meal to avoid stomach discomfort.
  • You should take this medicine regularly and without fail as directed by your doctor.
  • It would be best if you did not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Hetrazan 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Hetrazan 100 tablets may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medica...
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  • Concomitant use of the Hetrazan 100 tablet with blood pressure lowering medicines may cause a decrease in heart rate when used like Bisoprolol and Acetabulol.
  • The effect of Amitriptyline which is a medicine used to treat psychiatric illness can be decreased when used in combination with the Hetrazan 100 tablet.

Storage and disposal of Hetrazan 100 MG

  • Store the Hetrazan 100 tablet in a closed container at room temperature.
  • Keep it in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight, heat and away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly and do not throw them in wastewater.

Dosage of Hetrazan 100 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of the Hetrazan 100 tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of the Hetrazan 100 tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed taking any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next do...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How much time does it take for a dose of the Hetrazan 100 tablet to act?

A: It takes about 1-2 hours for a single dose of the Hetrazan 100 tablet to act, but it depends from person to person depending on their physiological functions.

Q: How long does the effect of a single dose of the Hetrazan 100 tablet last?

A: The effect of a single dose of the Hetrazan 100 tablet lasts for about 8 hours, but it can vary among individuals depending upon how their body reacts to this medicine.

Q: What happens in filariasis?

A: Filariasis is a painful and profoundly disfiguring disease caused by infection with parasites called roundworms. It is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos. It is usually characterized by swelling in limbs if left untreated; it can lead to temporary or permanent disability. Sometimes the limbs appear like the limbs of an elephant. Hence the disease is also called elephantiasis.

Q: Is Hetrazan 100 tablet an antibiotic?

A: No, the Hetrazan 100 tablet is an antimicrobial against worms or antihelminthic (helminths is the scientific term for worms) as it is specifically used against worm infections in the blood.

Q: Can I take the Hetrazan 100 tablet if I get worm infestation in my gut?

A: It is not advised to take the Hetrazan 100 tablet as medication against gut infections. Much safer and effective medicines are available for infestations of the gut that shall be prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can Hetrazan 100 tablet be taken with Levocetirizine?

A: Yes, Levocetirizine can be used to control itching.

Q: Can Hetrazan 100 tablet be used for allergic rhinitis?

A: No, the Hetrazan 100 tablet cannot be used for allergic rhinitis. Your doctor can help with other medicines to control allergic rhinitis.

Q: Can we use the Hetrazan 100 tablet for children?

A: This medication can be used by children only as per the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not self medicate as using an adult dose in children can cause adverse effects. Hence, it is important to use this medicine in children only under medical supervision.

Q: Is Hetrazan 100 tablet effective for hydrocele?

A: One may suffer from hydrocele due to various causes. It is important to establish the underlying reason causing hydrocele and direct the treatment accordingly. If the likely cause of hydrocele is due to filarial infection, your doctor may prescribe the Hetrazan 100 tablet.

Q: Can I take Hetrazan for cough?

A: No, it is not effective in cough. However, it is advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.

Q: What is the composition of Hetrazan?

A: Hetrazan contains diethylcarbamazine, as its active ingredient, which is an anti-worm medicine.

Q: How long can you take Hetrazan?

A: You should take Hetrazan for as long as the doctor has told you. The duration of treatment with Hetrazan depends on the underlying condition and the patient's response to the treatment. Do not exceed the maximum daily doses and treatment durations recommended.

Q: Is Hetrazan an antihistamine?

A: No, Hetrazan is not an antihistamine. It is an anti-worm medicine that is used in the treatment of roundworm infections such as filariasis and other infections which can affect various body parts.
Product Details
Brand
HETRAZAN
Expires on or After
29/11/2023
Last Updated on: 17 May 2022 | 12:51 PM (IST)
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