Lariam (Mefloquine) new

To be taken three weeks before entering an area where malaria is present and continued until four weeks after leaving the malaria area.

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8 x 250mg

Info  Tablets are rounded up to the nearest packet size

Dosage Information

Take one tablet every week on the same day each week

Number of tablets to be supplied

Dosage Start Date

Dosage End Date

Order now and get it by Friday 29th March

Description

Directions

Side Effects

Q & A

Malaria is a serious mosquito-borne infectious disease. Plasmodium is a parasite present in the infected female mosquitoes. It passes on to humans by a bite. High fever, chills, and flu-like illness are the basic symptoms. Malaria can infect people of any age. Travellers to countries where malaria is present may be at risk for infection. Although malaria can be a fatal disease, illness and death caused by this deadly infection can be averted.


Mefloquine is an antimalarial medicine. It is used when travelling to malaria risk destinations. Mefloquine is also known as Lariam. It contains the ingredient mefloquine which prevents malaria by killing the parasites. However, consult your doctor before starting the course. Start the treatment before your travel. This will ensure complete protection on arrival at the risk destination.


Download Mefloquine patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Start the course 2-3 weeks before travel, continue during the stay, and for 4 weeks after leaving the risk-destination
  • 1 tablet once a week, or as prescribed by the doctor
  • For children – the dose will depend on the age and weight
  • Take the medicine with a large glass of water
  • Recommended after meals


  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Itching


Serious Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, contact a doctor immediately


  • Severe anxiety
  • Suicidal / Self-damaging thoughts
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Feeling restless
  • Vertigo
  • Loss of balance


These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.



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Is malaria a contagious disease?

It is not spread from person to person. For example, you cannot get malaria from simply coming into contact with someone who is infected.


How is malaria transmitted?

Malaria will typically be transmitted through the bite of an anopheline mosquito which is carrying the infection. The only other means of transmission is through blood transfusion. In cases of congenital malaria, the infection can be transmitted from a pregnant mother to their child prior to/during birth.


Is there a cure for malaria?

There are ongoing studies around the world, testing various different methods and approaches. However, none are expected to be widely available anytime soon. If you treat the disease effectively and hastily, it will potentially be able to be cured.


Who is most at risk of falling ill and dying from malaria?

Those at highest risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from malaria are children, pregnant women, and travellers who have never previously been exposed to the infection. The most affected group for deaths would be children below the age of 5 who live in Sub-Saharan Africa.



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