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Table 4 Age and gender specific adverse reaction incidence (%) and mean intensity of score 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

  No. of cases (n = 54) Adverse Reaction Incidence (%) Adverse Reaction Intensity score (mean ± SD)
  Alb DEC Alb + DEC Alb DEC Alb + DEC Alb DEC Alb + DEC
≤ 14 years 9 7 8 33.3 57.1 75.0 1.0 (± 1.7) 5.1 (± 5.1) 7.5 (± 5.7)
> 14 years 10 10 10 50.5 50.0 50.0 2.5 (± 3.8) 5.9 (± 8.5) 6.1 (± 7.4)
Male 10 8 9 50.0 62.5 55.6 2.4 (± 3.8) 7.4 (± 8.9) 5.8 (± 6.1)
Female 9 9 9 33.3 44.4 66.7 1.1 (± 1.8) 4.0 (± 5.0) 7.7 (± 7.2)
  1. Alb = albendazole, DEC = diethylcarbamazine citrate, Alb + DEC = albendazole + diethylcarbamazine citrate