Medicines for the prevention of malaria while traveling - Mefloquine
Corporate Authors:Center for Global Health (U.S.). Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.
Description:What is mefloquine? -- Who can take mefloquine? -- Who should not take mefloquine? -- How should I take mefloquine? -- Where can I buy mefloquine? -- Will mefloquine interact with my other medications? -- In what parts of the world can mefloquine be used for prevention of malaria in travelers? -- What are the potential side effects of mefloquine? -- Other considerations -- How long is it safe to use mefloquine? -- For more information.
Mefloquine (also known as mefloquine hydrochloride) is an antimalarial medicine. It is available in the United States by prescription only. It is available as a generic medicine and used to be sold under the brand name Lariam. It is available in tablets of 228mg base (250mg salt).
The 228mg base tablet is the same as the 250mg salt tablet. It is just two different ways of describing the same thing.
Mefloquine can be prescribed for either treatment or prevention of malaria.
This fact sheet provides information about its use for the prevention of malaria infection associated with travel.
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