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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Mefloquine (Overview)

Mefloquine is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


Dr. Sewa Legha
26 doctors shared insights

Mefloquine (Overview)

Mefloquine is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Is it safe to take mefloquine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take mefloquine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Now Category B: The fda has upgraded Mefloquine to a category b drug and the cdc now recommends this medicine for prevention and treatment of malaria in all trimesters of pregnancy. Malaria in pregnancy can be more severe than in non pregnant individuals & pregnant moms run risk of passing it to the baby before or during delivery. If travel to malaria area cannot be delayed, Mefloquine is wise--breastfeeding too. ...Read more

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Are mefloquine side effects serious enough to stop it?

Are mefloquine side effects serious enough to stop it?

Sometimes: Mefloquine is used to prevent malaria. In some people, it can cause unpleasant side effects such as vivid dreams or anxiety or depression. In those with tendency towards seizures it can cause a seizure. All these effects happen because the drug can affect your brain. Note: many people tolerate the medication just fine. Talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Is there any effect of prolong use (1 each week for a year) of mefloquine on sex life or any other area?

Is there any  effect of prolong use (1 each week for a year) of mefloquine  on sex life or any other area?

Yes: There are numerous potential adverse effects listed for this antimalarial drug. I am sure you have been given that info with your prescription/s. Among those are depression and emotional disturbances which may affect your libido etc significantly. But if you have taken it for a year with very little known effects, you will continue to do well most likely. Continue if malaria is a risk! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mefloquine overdose?

What is the treatment for mefloquine overdose?

None... but...: Symptoms should be treated appropriately, and the patient monitored for cardiac and neuropsychiatric symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the history of development of mefloquine?

Can you tell me the history of development of mefloquine?

Mefloquine: Mefloquine was developed in the 1970s at the United States Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as a synthetic analogue of quinine. The brand name drug, Lariam, is manufactured by the Swiss company Hoffmann–La Roche. In August 2009, Roche stopped Lariam in the United States but contacting them might provide you with more history. ...Read more

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Are mefloquine side effects serious enough to stop it?

Sometimes: Mefloquine is used to prevent malaria. In some people, it can cause unpleasant side effects such as vivid dreams or anxiety or depression. In those with tendency towards seizures it can cause a seizure. All these effects happen because the drug can affect your brain. Note: many people tolerate the medication just fine. Talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mefloquine lariam & mefliam mefloquine hydrochloride tablets?

Both are same: Lariam is the brand name of mefloquin which is manufactured by roche pharma.Mefloquin hudrochloride the generic name of lariam. ...Read more

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What is connection between mefloquine and nuerological side effects?

What is connection between mefloquine and nuerological side effects?

Affects the brain: Mefloquine is used to prevent malaria. In some people, it can cause unpleasant side effects such as vivid dreams or anxiety or depression. In those with tendency towards seizures it can cause a seizure. All these effects happen because the drug can affect your brain. Note: many people tolerate the medication just fine. Talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Lariam (Definition)

Lariam is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind ...Read more