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Table 3 Incidence and mean score of different adverse reactions in the three drug groups

From: Tolerability and efficacy of single dose albendazole, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) or co-administration of albendazole with DEC in the clearance of Wuchereria bancroftiin asymptomatic microfilaraemic volunteers in Pondicherry, South India: a hospital-based study

Adverse reactions Alb (n = 19) DEC (n = 17) Alb + DEC (n = 18)
  Incidence %* Mean score Incidence %* Mean score Incidence %* Mean score
Fever 31.6 0.9 40.1 2.6 55.6 2.8
Chills 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.1 0.0 0.0
Cough 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.1 0.0 0.0
Headache 5.3 0.1 35.3 1.2 44.4 1.3
Giddiness 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.1 0.0 0.0
Myalgia 21.0 0.5 29.4 1.4 50.0 1.8
Arthralgia 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.1
Diarrhoea 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nausea 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.2 5.6 0.1
Vomiting 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.1
Abdominal pain 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.1
Chest pain 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Overall 42.1 1.8 52.9 5.6 61.1 6.7
  1. * = % of "n" in each group Alb = albendazole, DEC = diethylcarbamazine citrate, Alb + DEC = albendazole + diethylcarbamazine citrate