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Larium 250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Larium 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of malaria. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Larium 250mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may have stomach pain, abnormal dreams, chills, depression, and diarrhea, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you ever had fits (seizures) or any problems with your kidney, heart or liver.

Uses of Larium Tablet

Side effects of Larium Tablet

Common
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Atrial arrhythmias (altered heart rate)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Ringing in ear
  • Vertigo
  • Visual impairment
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue

How to use Larium Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Larium 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Larium Tablet works

Larium 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Larium 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Larium 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Larium 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Larium 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Larium 250mg Tablet can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Larium 250mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Larium 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Larium 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Larium 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Consult your doctor before taking mefloquine if you have fits (seizures), any heart diseases or liver disorders.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience pain, burning, tingling, numbness in hands/feet and/or muscle weakness or problems in eyes or with vision after taking mefloquine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while using mefloquine as it may cause dizziness and visual disturbances.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Larium with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Larium safe?

Yes. Larium is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Larium safe for babies?

It is not recommended for use in babies below 3 months and weighing less than 5 kg

Q. Is mefloquine an antibiotic/ a quinolone/ does it contain sulphur or sulfa/ contain quinine?

No. Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug with activity against malaria causing parasites. It is a quinine antimalarial and does not contain sulphur/ sulfa or quinolone

Q. Is mefloquine the same as doxycycline/ chloroquine?

No. Mefloquine is not the same as doxycycline or chloroquine. All three drugs have different mechanism of action and indications

Q. How does Larium work?

Larium is an antimalarial drug. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite by destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development (asexual intraerythocytic stage)

Q. What does Larium treat?

Larium is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria

Q. Does Larium cause insomnia?

Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of Larium treatment

Q. Is Larium safe for G6PD deficiency?

Yes. Studies have indicated that Larium is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

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