Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax) Side Effects, Indications, Interactions, Dosage Information

Feb 14, 2011 No Comments by

What is Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax)?

Both are active against many nematodes, but use is restricted to ascariasis and ancyclostomiasis. It stimulates the ganglia in worms: causes tonic paralysis. It is an antihelminthic drug that has been tried experimentally in rheumatic disorders where it apparently restores the immune response by increasing macrophage chemotaxis and T-lymphocyte function. Paradoxically, this immune enhancement appears to be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis where dermatitis, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia, and nausea and vomiting have been reported as side effects.

Indication/Contraindication for use of Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax)

  • Simultaneous administration of lipophilic agents, carbon tetrachloride, tetrachloro ethylene, chloroform, ether.
  • Roundworms, hookworms and mixed worm infestations.

Side Effects of Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax)

  • Nausea, abdominal pain, giddiness, fatigue, drowsiness or insomnia.
  • Alcohol induces flushing, nausea, palpitation and headache.

Dosage and Prescribing Information for Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax)

150 mg single dose. Children 50 mg single dose. In case of severe hookworm infestation: repeat dose after 1 to 7 days.

Drug Interactions of Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax)

Reduces methotrexate toxicity. Enhanoes cytotoxic effect of fluorouracil. Avoid combination with folic acid antagonist.

Antibiotics

About the author

The author didnt add any Information to his profile yet
No Responses to “Levamisole And Tetramisole (Ergamisol and Ketrax) Side Effects, Indications, Interactions, Dosage Information”

Leave a Reply