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Mefloquine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Mefloquine is an antimalarial used to prevent and treat malaria. For prevention of malaria it is taken once a week for around 5-6 weeks, starting a week or two before potential exposure. Mefloquine comes as a oral tablet which taken with food or milk.

Side effects of Mefloquine include depression, restlessness, feeling anxious, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting , sore throat, loss of appetite, diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, chills, dizziness, fainting, fast heartbeat and light headedness. Seek immediate medical attention in case of discomfort.

Do not use Mefloquine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you don't have malaria but have a history of mental problems such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia etc. Tell your doctor before prescription if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding; any other medication you might be taking; tell him if you have a history of heart or liver problems, history of seizures, diabetes or mood issues.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Mefloquine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Abnormal dreams

Chills

Headache

Altered heart rate

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Loss of appetite

Muscle pain

Rash

Ringing in ear

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Falcitab 250mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Falcitab 250mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Mefloquine as ingredient
Zydus Cadila
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Cipla Ltd
Skymax Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Leo Pharmaceuticals
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Mefloquine is an antimalarial agent that attacks the plasmodium parasites that cause malaria, once they enter your bloodstream or the red blood cells. It kills and prevents the parasites from spreading further.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Montomycin 450Mg Capsule

Ticin 150Mg Tablet

LARIAGO DS 500MG TABLET

What are you using Mefloquine for?
Malaria
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Abdominal Pain
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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