A 49-year-old member asked:
Is mefloquine a treatment for malaria or a way of preventing it?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Usually: Mefloquine is normally used as a preventative (keeping a person from getting malaria in the first place)
Mefloquine is only a secondary potential treatment once person has some forms of malaria & must be taken in partnership with another medicine because Mefloquine doesn't fight the liver phase of malaria parasite. If this second medicine not used--malaria only partly treated & may well come back.
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Last updated Jun 27, 2014
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