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Treating neglected tropical diseases.

Hopkins A - Community Eye Health (2013)

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Affiliation: Director: Mectizan Donation Program, Georgia, USA.

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In Africa, ivermectin should be given with alben-dazole to eliminate LF... Both these drugs have an effect on soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), and ivermectin also kills ectoparasites such as scabies... Where populations are treated for LF, onchocer-ciasis and STHs will be treated at the same time... At the present time, research is ongoing into co-administration of azithromycin with ivermectin and albendazole, but for the moment there should be an interval of 2 weeks between the administration of azithromycin and the other drugs... Drugs used in MDA have certain adverse effects and there are several precautions to be taken before using them... These symptoms last for up to 2 days and need symptomatic treatment... Second and subsequent rounds of treatments have far fewer side effects and after three annual treatments there are usually no further adverse effects... In forested areas of Africa where the parasite Loa loa (tropical eye worm) is present, ivermectin should only be given following strict guidelines, otherwise the effects can be severe and sometimes life threatening... Azithromycin also can cause some minor stomach problems... Apartfrom the Loa loa situation, the adverse effects are minor and are not contra-indications to treatment; however, in people who suffer with many different parasites, drugs should not all be given together at the first administration.

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Treating neglected tropical diseases.

Hopkins A - Community Eye Health (2013)

Adrian Hopkins
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Affiliation: Director: Mectizan Donation Program, Georgia, USA.

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In Africa, ivermectin should be given with alben-dazole to eliminate LF... Both these drugs have an effect on soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), and ivermectin also kills ectoparasites such as scabies... Where populations are treated for LF, onchocer-ciasis and STHs will be treated at the same time... At the present time, research is ongoing into co-administration of azithromycin with ivermectin and albendazole, but for the moment there should be an interval of 2 weeks between the administration of azithromycin and the other drugs... Drugs used in MDA have certain adverse effects and there are several precautions to be taken before using them... These symptoms last for up to 2 days and need symptomatic treatment... Second and subsequent rounds of treatments have far fewer side effects and after three annual treatments there are usually no further adverse effects... In forested areas of Africa where the parasite Loa loa (tropical eye worm) is present, ivermectin should only be given following strict guidelines, otherwise the effects can be severe and sometimes life threatening... Azithromycin also can cause some minor stomach problems... Apartfrom the Loa loa situation, the adverse effects are minor and are not contra-indications to treatment; however, in people who suffer with many different parasites, drugs should not all be given together at the first administration.

No MeSH data available.