Lariam

Lariam® (Mefloquine 250mg) Tablets

Lariam® (Mefloquine 250mg)

Lariam interferes with the growth of the malaria parasites in the red blood cells. For this medication to be effective at the destination, you must start taking it at least 10 days before you depart. Usually the 2nd dose is taken 7 days after the first and 3 days before departure. As with other antimalarials, protection isn't guaranteed and  other bite prevention measures must be taken alongside it. It is suitable for both adults and young children.

Usage
Lariam is best taken with food or milk in order to prevent any stomach upset. It should be flushed down with adequate water and taken on the same day of each week.

Directions
Adults: Take one tablet of Lariam once a week on the same day. Take the first tablet 10 days before you travel, then another after 7 days, weekly whilst in a malaria-prone area and for weekly for 4 weeks after your return.
Children: Contact us for further info

Warnings
Check the leaflet or with us for specific advice if you vomit within 30- 60 minutes of taking
Avoid if allergic or sensitive to quinidine or quinine
Consider avoiding if you have a history of mental health or mood disorders, liver disorder, heart problems or fits
Can cause various psychiatric reactions e.g. insomnia, low mood, anxiety, low mood etc (seek medical advice)
Avoid in pregnancy or if breastfeeding

Common Side Effects: Dizziness, loss of balance, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the eyes or skin

Storage
Store in original container (to protect from moisture) below 30°C

Ingredients
Active Ingredients: 250 mg mefloquine (as 274.09 mg mefloquine hydrochloride)
Also Contains: Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, crospovidone, maize starch, ammonium-calcium alginate, poloxamer (polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene copolymer), talc, magnesium stearate
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