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How to take mefloquine tablets?

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Drug Class: Antimalarials

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · · ·

Brand Names:

Drug Class: Antimalarials

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
  • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
  • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
  • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Call MD for confusion, mood, or mental changes.
  • Avoid mosquito bites. Use DEET insect repellant.
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

What are side effects of Mefloquine?Any warnings while using Mefloquine?Does Mefloquine interact with any drugs?Is Mefloquine contraindicated for any condition?How to use Mefloquine?What if you missed a dose of Mefloquine?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhich is the best way to take mefloquine?Which is the best way to take mefloquine?Talk with your doctor if you have any questions. Mefloquine is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water and with food, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Mefloquine may be crushed and put in water, milk, or juice to make it easier to take.

    Precautions

    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
    • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
    • Success is dependent on completing therapy course
    • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Call MD for confusion, mood, or mental changes.
    • Avoid mosquito bites. Use DEET insect repellant.
    • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

    What are side effects of Mefloquine?Any warnings while using Mefloquine?Does Mefloquine interact with any drugs?Is Mefloquine contraindicated for any condition?How to use Mefloquine?What if you missed a dose of Mefloquine?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Which is the best way to take mefloquine? Talk with your doctor if you have any questions. Mefloquine is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water and with food, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Mefloquine may be crushed and put in water, milk, or juice to make it easier to take.

    Are there any side effects to taking mefloquine? Mefloquine may also cause stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. These side effects can often be lessened by taking mefloquine with food. Mefloquine is eliminated slowly from the body and so the side effects may continue for weeks after you have stopped taking the drug. All medicines may have some side effects.

    What to do if you vomit after taking mefloquine? The tablets may be swallowed whole or crushed and mixed with water, milk, or other beverage. If you are taking mefloquine to treat malaria, you may vomit soon after you take the medication. If you vomit less than 30 minutes after you take mefloquine, you should take another full dose of mefloquine.

    When to start taking mefloquine to prevent malaria? For patients taking mefloquine to prevent the symptoms of malaria: Your doctor will want you to start taking this medicine one week before you travel to an area where there is a chance of getting malaria. Also, you should keep taking this medicine while you are in the area where malaria is present and for 4 weeks after you leave the area.

    Why do you need to take mefloquine tablets?

    Why do you need to take mefloquine tablets? About mefloquine. Mefloquine tablets help to protect you from malaria when you travel to areas where this can be a problem. Malaria is a serious infection. It is common in tropical countries such as parts of Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and the Middle East.

    What should I do if I vomit after taking mefloquine? Take this medicine with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. If you have trouble swallowing the mefloquine tablet, you may crush the tablet and mix it into a small glass of milk, water, or other beverage to make swallowing easier. If you vomit within 30 minutes after taking mefloquine, take another full dose.

    When to start taking mefloquine to prevent malaria? For patients taking mefloquine to prevent the symptoms of malaria: Your doctor will want you to start taking this medicine one week before you travel to an area where there is a chance of getting malaria. Also, you should keep taking this medicine while you are in the area where malaria is present and for 4 weeks after you leave the area.

    How often should you give mefloquine to a child? Children weighing 20 to 30 kg: 125 mg (½ tablet) 1 week before traveling to an area where malaria occurs. Then, 125 mg once a week while staying in the area and every week for 4 weeks after leaving the area. Children weighing 10 to 19 kg: 62.5 mg (¼ tablet) 1 week before traveling to an area where malaria occurs.