Carcet Forte Tablet (10)

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Carcet Forte Information

Carcet Forte is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Filariasis, Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa. Carcet Forte also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Carcet Forte is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Carcet Forte can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Carcet Forte are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Carcet Forte's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Carcet Forte has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Carcet Forte related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Carcet Forte are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Carcet Forte may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Carcet Forte is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.

Carcet Forte Benefits & Uses

Carcet Forte is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Carcet Forte Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Carcet Forte Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Carcet Forte safe for pregnant women?

    Pregnant women can take Carcet Forte safely.

  • Is the use of Carcet Forte safe during breastfeeding?

    Carcet Forte may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Carcet Forte on the Kidneys?

    Carcet Forte has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Carcet Forte on the Liver?

    Carcet Forte has very mild side effects on the liver.

  • What is the effect of Carcet Forte on the Heart?

    Carcet Forte is not harmful for the heart.

Severe Interaction of Carcet Forte with Other Drugs

Carcet Forte should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Carcet Forte Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Carcet Forte unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Carcet Forte

  • Is this Carcet Forte habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Carcet Forte has not been reported.

Carcet Forte Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Carcet Forte

    It is safe to take Carcet Forte with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Carcet Forte

    Taking alcohol with Carcet Forte can be dangerous.

Frequently asked Questions about Carcet Forte

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Carcet Forte?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Doses vary for infection with W.bancrofti and lower dosage are indicated for infections with B.malayi and B.timori. Children under 10 years of age should receive half of the total adult dosage. The treatment should normally start with smaller doses to prevent an immunological reaction. The tablet should be preferably taken after a meal. It is important that you follow the recommendations of your doctor properly.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Carcet Forte work?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Carcet Forte alters the muscular activity of the filaria, also alters its surface membranes making it more susceptible to the host. The destruction of organisms and release of antigens can lead to toxicity and produce an inflammatory reaction which may be present in the form of severe itching, rash, edema, hypotension, fever, presence of protein in urine, painful joints, swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, and abnormal enlargement of the spleen. These complications can be lessened by pre-treatment with corticosteroids. 

Question about 5 years ago

Can Carcet Forte cause abdominal discomfort?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Carcet Forte can cause abdominal discomforts like pain and diarrhea. You must speak to your doctor immediately if you suffer from any of these symptoms. 

Question over 5 years ago

How can Carcet Forte side effects be minimized?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Carcet Forte side effects can be minimized by a simultaneous administration of an antihistamine or a corticosteroid. Due to the destruction of a large number of microfilariae, there is a risk of renal and central nervous system complications. This risk can be minimized by withholding the treatment with an anthelmintic drug, removal of microfilariae before the administration of Carcet Forte and administering a single dose of ivermectin.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I take Carcet Forte?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Carcet Forte must be taken for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it more frequently or skip it on your own as it may lead to adverse effects. It is suggested that you speak to your doctor and follow his instructions completely. 

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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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