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Mefloquine Drug Information

If you have malaria or are trying to prevent it while traveling to an area where malaria is present, a healthcare provider may prescribe mefloquine hydrochloride (Lariam®). This medication comes in tablet form and is taken as either a one-time dose (when treating malaria) or on a weekly basis for several weeks (when preventing malaria). Dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea are some of the possible side effects of this drug.
 
It's important to review mefloquine's safety information with your healthcare provider before taking this drug. This antimalarial medicine may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as seizures or mental health problems) or if you are taking any other types of medicine (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
 
(For more information on this drug, click Mefloquine. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how mefloquine works, what to expect while taking it, and how to reduce your risk of problems.)
 

Mefloquine Drug Information

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