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A macrofilaricide is a chemotherapeutic compound that is active against filarial nematodes. Many nematodes are economically important parasites of human and animal.

An example is ivermectin.[1]


  1. ^ Alley WS; van Oortmarssen GJ; Boatin BA et al. (2001). "Macrofilaricides and onchocerciasis control, mathematical modelling of the prospects for elimination". BMC Public Health 1: 12. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-1-12. PMC 60995. PMID 11734070.