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.