In the Philippines, the month of November has been declared as Filariasis Treatment Month. Residents, especially children two years old and above are advised to participate in the program. However, although most people are grateful for the free medicines, there are still some reluctant to use the preventive drugs for their children. These parents are worried about the side effects. One resident has even found the idea of giving a 400mg albendazole tablet for her 4 year old child alarming.