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In the US, Mefloquine (mefloquine systemic) is a member of the drug class antimalarial quinolines and is used to treat Malaria and Malaria Prevention.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Chemical Name

4-Quinolinemetanol, α-2-piperidinyl-2,8-bis(trifluorometyl)-, (R*,S*)-(±)-

Foreign Names

  • Mefloquinum (Latin)
  • Mefloquin (German)
  • Méfloquine (French)
  • Mefloquina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Mefloquine (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Méfloquine (OS: DCF)
  • Ro 21-5998 (IS)
  • WR 142490 (IS)
  • Mefloquine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • Ro 21-5998/001 (IS)
  • Méfloquine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Mefloquine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Mefloquine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Mefloquinhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Mefloquini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

  • Confal
    Lupin, India
  • Eloquine
    CN Unifarm, Romania; Medochemie, Cyprus
  • Facital
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Falcigo Plus (Mefloquine and Artesunate)
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Falcigo Plus Junior (Mefloquine and Artesunate (pediatric))
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Falcital
    Cadila HC, India
  • Lariam
    Roche, Egypt; Roche, Peru
  • Larimef
    IPCA, India
  • Larinate-MF (Mefloquine and Artesunate)
    IPCA, India
  • Meflon
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Mefloquine
    Emcure, India
  • Mefque
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Mephaquin
    Acino Switzerland, Hong Kong; Mepha, Latvia
  • Suton
    Newai Chem, Taiwan
  • Apo-Mefloquine
    Apotex, Canada
  • Artequin (Mefloquine and Artesunate)
    Acino Switzerland, Myanmar
  • Falcitrim (Mefloquine and Artesunate)
    Mepha, Portugal
  • Lariam
    Cherubino, Malta; EU-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Medcor, Netherlands; Productos Roche, Chile; Roche, Australia; Roche, Bangladesh; Roche, Belgium; Roche, Czech Republic; Roche, Germany; Roche, Denmark; Roche, Estonia; Roche, Finland; Roche, France; Roche, Greece; Roche, Hong Kong; Roche, Hungary; Roche, Ireland; Roche, Israel; Roche, Italy; Roche, Lebanon; Roche, Netherlands; Roche, Norway; Roche, New Zealand; Roche, Philippines; Roche, Sweden; Roche, Uruguay; Roche, South Africa; Roche Austria, Austria; Roche Products, United Kingdom
  • Mefliam
    Cipla Medpro, South Africa
  • Mefloquin-Acino
    Acino Pharma, Switzerland
  • Mephaquin
    Acino, Singapore; Acino Switzerland, Myanmar; Mepha, Costa Rica; Mepha, Guatemala; Mepha, Honduras; Mepha, Lithuania; Mepha, Nicaragua; Mepha, Oman; Mepha, Panama; Mepha, Portugal; Mepha, El Salvador; Mepha Pharma, Switzerland; Mepharm, Malaysia
  • Mephaquin Hisamitsu
    Hisamitsu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mequin
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Tropicur
    Investi, Argentina


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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