Banocide Forte 100 Mg

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Banocide Forte 100 mg belongs to the anti-helminthic medicine class. It is used to treat worm infections like filariasis. It can kill both the larval and adult stages of the filariasis-causing parasitic worms. Your doctor will advise you on what dose and how long to take Banocide Forte 100 mg. It should be consumed with food and at a fixed time interval. Even if you feel better, don’t miss any doses and finish the entire course of treatment. Avoid taking a double dose to make up for a missed dosage. Take the next dosage as scheduled. As a side effect of this drug, some patients may experience headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and abnormal liver function. If these side effects last longer than a week, consult your doctor at the earliest.



Banocide Forte is an effective medication used to treat worm infections. 

The medicine contains Diethylcarbamazine as its active ingredient.

It acts to cause Phagocytosis of worms resulting in their death. 

GSK PLC specializes in manufacturing the drug. 

Use of Banocide Forte

It is a trusted anthelmintic to treat several worm infections, such as, 

  • Bancroft’s Filariasis: A condition where worm infestation causes swelling of the legs, arms, genitals, etc
  • Onchocerciasis: A parasitic infestation causing damage to the eyes and skin
  • Toxocariasis: Infection causing cyst formation in the eyes
  • Eosinophilic lung: An inflammatory condition of the lung
  • Loiasis: Nematode infection affecting the skin and eyes

Working of the drug 

100 mg of Banocide pharmacological activity is attributed to Diethylcarbamazine’s presence. This molecule acts in different ways on different worms. 

Diethylcarbamazine is an active ingredient in medicine. It has been categorized as a small molecule systemic antihelminthic. 

Diethylcarbamazine inhibits enzymes like Cholinesterase and Lipoxygenase in the worms that affect the body.

The drug also affects the muscles of the worm and decreases their activity. 

In this way, the worm is immobilized, and is ready to be engulfed by white blood cells also known as  Phagocytic action of the immune system. 

Banocide Forte 100 Mg with Diethylcarbamazine


You must use the drug strictly as per the instructions of a physician. 

The correct dosage schedule of the drug is necessary for an efficient treatment. 

The duration of treatment varies in different disease conditions.

  • In the case of Filariasis: It is given for 14 days in divided doses every day. The tablet is to be taken after meals. During the first 2-3 days of treatment, the drug is given in small amounts, increasing the strength. In children, The dose is usually half the adult dose below. 
  • In tropical Eosinophilia- The duration of therapy is 21 days. Repeat the treatment if symptoms return.
  • Asymptomatic carriers- The medication is given until the dose reaches 72mg/kg. It is sometimes given in divided doses over six months to 12 months.

Take medicine and do not chew, crush or break it.

You should drink plenty of water to reduce the acidification of urine. You must complete the period of treatment. Do not skip doses as it will hamper the efficacy.

You can also check out other alternatives to Diethylcarbamazine tablets here. 

Side effects

A few minor Banocide Forte side effects are seen during the treatment period, such as:

  • Fever
  • Localized Oedema- like swollen glands in the neck region
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Seizures- in those with a history of epileptic conditions
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Rashes 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorexia- abnormally low body weight


Drug Interactions

Specific drug interactions with Banocide might lead to side effects. Consult your doctor before taking medicine: 

  • Anti-malarial drugs- It is found to interact with Anti-malarial drugs causing unwanted effects
  • Acetazolamide- There is a significant interaction between Diethylcarbamazine pills and Acetazolamide, which can cause side effects. 

Many interactions with drugs can cause the serum concentration of Banocide 100mg to either reduce or reach toxic levels. 

Disease Interactions

The 100 mg tablet of Banocide is not recommended use for patients suffering from or with a history of 

  • Seizures
  • Eye complications
  • Severe renal issues
  • Narrow-Angle Glaucoma
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Asthma attack


The drug is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity- the drug is to be avoided in case of an excessive allergic response to Diethylcarbamazine
  • This medication contains lactose. Those with lactose intolerance and related problems are advised against consuming it
  • Those having Epileptic symptoms are advised not to take this medication. Dose adjustment is made under such circumstances
  • It is highly recommended to avoid driving while taking medicine as there are increased chances of feeling drowsy
  • There are increased chances of accidents while operating heavy machinery; avoid it completely


The medicine should be kept away from direct sunlight and moisture and at a room temperature of 18 to 30 degrees Celsius. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this medication habit-forming?

 No, Banocide Forte does not possess any habit-forming properties.

How long should I take this medication?

The duration of treatment with Banocide Forte depends on the type and severity of the worm infestation. Your doctor will decide the dosage regimen according to your condition.  

Is Banocide Forte safe to use in pregnant women?

No, the medicine is not safe to use in pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking medication. 

Is Banocide Forte safe to use in lactating women?

No, the medicine is not safe to use in lactating women. You should consult your doctor before taking the drug.

How long does it take for Diethylcarbamazine to work?

Diethylcarbamazine containing Banocide Forte is well absorbed through oral pills and starts to work within 1-2 hours. 

Is Banocide Forte a steroid?

No, 100 mg Banocide Forte tablet is not a steroid. It consists of Diethylcarbamazine as its ingredient and is used to treat worm infections. 

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3 reviews for Banocide Forte 100 Mg

  1. 5 out of 5


    100% worth it
    “Effectively treated my parasitic infection.
    Worked wonders!”

  2. 5 out of 5


    “Effectively treated my parasitic infection.
    Worked wonders!”

  3. 5 out of 5


    Awesome Results
    Impressed with the efficacy of Banocide.

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