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Side effect(s) of Mefloquine


Review the side-effects of Mefloquine as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   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.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Mefloquine

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


Trade Names for Mefloquine

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International :


Lariam
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