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Available by prescription only, mefloquine is approved for treating or preventing malaria. It works by killing the parasite that causes this blood infection. The drug comes in tablet form and is taken as either a one-time dose or on a weekly basis, depending on the purpose for using it. Side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches.
What Is Mefloquine?Mefloquine hydrochloride (Lariam®) is a prescription medication licensed to prevent or treat malaria.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, mefloquine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Dizziness, spinning sensation (vertigo), or loss of balance
- Problems sleeping, including strange dreams.