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Introduction: Levamisole

Description of Levamisole

Levamisole: An anthelmintic drug. Co-administered with fluorouracil in the treatment of Dukes' stage C colon cancer, levamisole restores immune function through stimulating antibody formation, enhancing T-cell activity, and potentiating macrophage function. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Levamisole: oral imidazole used as an anthelminthic, effective against roundworms, hookworms and strongyloids; also an immunopotentiator; has been used to stimulate immune response in cancer.
Source: CRISP

Levamisole: An antihelminthic drug that has been tried experimentally in rheumatic disorders where it apparently restores the immune response by increasing macrophage chemotaxis and T-lymphocyte function. Paradoxically, this immune enhancement appears to be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis where dermatitis, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia, and nausea and vomiting have been reported as side effects. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p435-6).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Terms Similar to Levamisole:

  • L-Tetramisole
  • Levotetramisole

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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