lariam
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Mefloquine | Lariam

Medication features

  • Anti-malarial drug
  • Lariam contains Mefloquine 250mg
  • Once weekly dosing

Overview

Lariam Online

You can order Lariam online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service.

Mefloquine is an anti malarial drug, sold as the brand, Lariam, that can be taken in certain areas to prevent contracting the disease Malaria. It is one of a few drugs which can be taken for this reason and the choice of drug depends on the area in which you plan to travel. Mefloquine is not effective in all areas at preventing Malaria due to resistance. Please see the fitfortravel.org.uk website for information on correct medication for your chosen destination.

 

FAQ

  • What are the side effects of Mefloqunie/Lariam

    Common side effects of Lariam include 

    • stomach upset
    • stomach pain
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • loss of appetite
    • diarrhoea
    • fever
    • hair loss
    • ringing in the ears
    • dizziness
    • spinning sensation (vertigo)
    • loss of balance
    • drowsiness
    • headache
    • insomnia
    • strange dreams
    • cough
    • muscle pain
    • weakness
    • itching
    • light headedness.
  • How to take Mefloquine/Lariam

    Mefloquine is usually taken once per week to prevent malaria. Start taking the medicine 1 to 3 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine once weekly during your stay and for at least 4 weeks after you leave the area. Take your weekly dose on the same day each week.

  • What is the ingredient of Lariam?

    Lariam contains the active ingredient, Mefloquine 250mg.

  • What kind of drug is Mefloquine?

    Mefloquine is an anti protazoal agent which acts on and destroys the Malaria parasite in humans.

  • What is the dosage of Lariam?

    For adults who weight over 45kg, the normal dose is ONE tablet ONCE weekly, starting 2-3 days before departure, and each week and for four weeks after arriving back from the malarial zone.

  • What is Lariam?

    Lariam is an anti malarial medication that can be taken in certain areas to prevent contracting the disease Malaria

Side Effects

Side Effects of Lariam

Common side effects of Lariam include:

  • stomach upset
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • fever
  • hair loss
  • ringing in the ears
  • dizziness
  • spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • loss of balance
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • strange dreams
  • cough
  • muscle pain
  • weakness
  • itching
  • light headedness.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Lariam including:

  • loss of coordination
  • numbness and tingling of hands or feet
  • vision changes
  • unusual tiredness
  • persistent nausea or vomiting
  • dark urine
  • yellowing skin or eyes.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

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