Antifilarial Medications to Fight Against Filariasis Disease

Antifilarial medications tend to destroy filarial worms or to inhibit their growth and proliferation. Antifilarial drugs kill the filarial worms or their larvae (microfilariae) and recommended for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis. Filariasis is a parasitic infection that spreads by blood-feeding black flies and mosquitoes. Antifilarial drugs belong to the group of theoretic agents called anthelminthic drugs. This category contains a common medicine called diethylcarbamazine that treats filariasis, including lymphatic filariasis.