Mefloquine

Mefloquine

 

General English name: Mefloquine

Brand: Lariam

Application: Malaria prevention (treatment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of mefloquine

Mefloquine Medication Information

The correct amount and method of taking mefloquine

Contraindications Mefloquine

Taking mefloquine during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Mefloquine on driving

Drug interactions with mefloquine

Mefloquine Warning

Side effects of mefloquine

Side effects of Mefloquine overdose (mefloquine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Mefloquine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of mefloquine

Tablet

 

Mefloquine Medication Information

Malaria is a very serious infection that is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of this disease are fever and cold symptoms. Malaria can develop even up to a year after traveling to a malaria-prone area, and the disease must be treated immediately. Mefloquine tablets help protect against malaria when traveling to malaria-prone areas or after treatment. It is used in combination with other anti-malarial drugs to increase its effectiveness.

Malaria is a serious infectious disease that is common in parts of the African continent. Malaria is transmitted to humans through infected mosquitoes. A parasite called Plasmodium lives in the stomachs of female mosquitoes, which are transmitted to humans through mosquito bites.

Because the pattern of malaria is different in different parts of the world, you should get the latest information about this disease from your doctor. Preventive measures should be considered when traveling to these areas, mefloquine pills are very effective in preventing or treating malaria.

 

 

The correct amount and method of taking mefloquine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This leaflet will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of mefloquine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. To prevent malaria, you should use 250 mg of this drug per week. If you are using Mefloquine to treat malaria, the dose will vary. The dose of mefloquine is proportional to the weight of the child.

Swallow Mefloquine tablets for malaria with food or snack with some water.

Use this medicine for a full course of treatment to completely cure your disease.

Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications Mefloquine

Note the expiration date of the mefloquine medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give Mefloquine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with mefloquine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking mefloquine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of taking Mefloquine on driving

Mefloquine can cause vision problems and drowsiness. If you have any of these symptoms, avoid driving while taking this medicine.

 

 Drug interactions with mefloquine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with mefloquine include: Artemet lumfantrine, beta-blockers (eg, atenolol, propranolol), chloroquine, halofantrine, ketoconazole, quinidine, quinine, anticonvulsants (eg, phenytoin, valproic acid).

Drugs that can affect the elimination of Mefloquine from the body and its function include rifamycins (such as rifabutin), azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), and others.

Do not take halofantrine or ketoconazole 15 weeks after the last dose of mefloquine.

 

 Mefloquine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking mefloquine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have a cardiovascular problem.
  • If you have a history of depression, anxiety or other mental illness.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you have black fever (a complication of malaria infection).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of mefloquine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Vision problems, drowsiness and imbalance: In this situation, avoid driving and working with tools.

Feeling dizzy

Feeling sick, nausea, indigestion

Diarrhea

Headache

Sleep problems

Feeling upset or confused, restless, depressed, worried: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Hives and skin rashes

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Mefloquine.

 

Side effects of Mefloquine overdose (mefloquine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Mefloquine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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