Comparison of ivermectin and albendazole treatment for gnathostomiasis.Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2000 Jun; 31(2):374-7.SA
Comparative treatment of ivermectin in 21 patients (Group 1) and albendazole in 49 patients (Group 2) of gnathostomiasis gave the cure at 95.2% and 93.8% respectively. The ELISA OD and eosinophil counts were reduction after treatment. Side effects in ivermectin were hypotention, dizziness, weakness and diuresis; and side effects of albendazole were nausia, dizziness and increased alkaline phosphatase in two cases. Ivermectin should be an effective drug againts gnathostomiasis and more convenient in treatment single dose.