Mefloquine as you are aware is an antimalarial drug. The exact way that mefloquine works is unknown.
Mefloquine, you also know this, is used in the treatment and prevention of malaria.
Take mefloquine exactly as directed by your doctor., and if you are leaving soon, talk to your Doctor about if you can still take it.
Just being curious where are you travelling to?
Good luck, have a good trip and take care of yourself... from a caring individual
I don't know where your going and for what?
Here is your drug;
Mefloquine is an orally administered antimalarial drug used as a prophylaxis against and treatment for malaria. It also goes by the trade name LariamTM (manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals) and chemical name mefloquine hydrochloride (forumulated with HCl). Mefloquine was developed in the 1970s at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the U.S. as a chemical synthetic similar to quinine
Advice to travelers
Mefloquine is one of the antimalarial drugs which the August 2005 issue of the CDC Travel Health Yellow Sheet advises travelers in areas with malaria risk — Africa, South America, the Indian subcontinent, Asia, and the South Pacific — to take
There are virulent strains of malaria that are resistant to one or more anti-malarial drugs; for example, there are mefloquine-resistant strains in Thailand. Travelers are advised to compare current recommendations before selecting an antimalarial drug as the occurrence of drug-resistant strains changes.
Read more at Wikipedia.org
- Mefloquine Information for Consumers
- Mefloquine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mefloquine (detailed)
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