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Mefque (Mefloquine) Drug Price and Information

Mefque is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria.  It works by killing the organisms that cause malaria.

Mefque

  Tablet  
Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Generic : Mefloquine
 231.10
250mg
4 Tablets
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    Drug information on Mefque (Mefloquine) from Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

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    Drug Name : Mefloquine

    Mefloquine(Lariam) generic Mefque is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. It works by killing the organisms that cause malaria.
    More Info about Mefloquine

    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 30, 2018
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    Medical condition(s) for which Mefque may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    PO- The recommended dose is 1250 mg to be given as a single dose.

    Side effects of Mefque

    Most Common : Dizziness, muscle pain, nausea, fever, headache, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, skin rash, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of appetite and ringing in the ear.

    Heart : Circulatory disturbances, chest pain, fast heart rate, palpitations and irregular pulse.

    Skin : Rash, redness, hives, itching, swelling in the leg, hair loss and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle weakness, muscle cramps and muscle/joint pain.

    Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.

    Miscellaneous : Visual disturbances, hearing impairment, weakness, uneasiness, fatigue, fever, increased sweating, chills, indigestion and loss of appetite.

    How to use Mefque?

    It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

    When Should Mefque not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with depression, anxiety disorder, or psychiatric disorders and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Mefque

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, heart disease, blood clotting problems, liver impairment, sugar, depression, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Protect yourself from mosquito bites; otherwise can get infected with malaria.

    Avoid live vaccinations.

    Other Precautions for Mefque

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Mefque

    Store it at room temperature (25°C).



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