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MEFCY 250MG TABLET

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Composition for MEFCY

Mefloquine(250 mg)

food interaction for MEFCY

alcohol interaction for MEFCY

pregnancy interaction for MEFCY

lactation interaction for MEFCY

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Mefcy 250mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mefcy 250mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Mefcy 250mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for MEFCY

Mefloquine(250 mg)

Uses

Mefcy 250mg tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Mefcy 250mg tablet is an antimalarial drug that belongs to class of medicines called hemozoin inhibitors. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite by destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development (asexual intra-erythrocytic stage). 

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Chills, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fever, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia, Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Ringing in ear, Vertigo, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Fatigue

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Expert advice for MEFCY

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for MEFCY

Mefloquine

Q.Is mefloquine safe?
Yes. Mefloquine is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is mefloquine 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 mefloquine work?
Mefloquine 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 mefloquine treat?
Mefloquine is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria

Q.Does mefloquine cause insomnia?
Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of mefloquine treatment

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)