Mefex 250mg Tablet

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Mefex 250mg Tablet

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₹40.0/Tablet
6 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Mefex Tablet

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Uses of Mefex Tablet

Mefex 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.
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Side effects of Mefex Tablet

Common

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

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How to use Mefex 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. It is better to take Mefex 250mg Tablet with food.

How Mefex Tablet works

Mefex 250mg tablet is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Mefex Tablet

Expert advice for Mefex Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Mefex 250mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mefex 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.
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Lactation
Mefex 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Mefex 250mg Tablet can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Mefex 2
50mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Mefex 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefex 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Mefex 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cerona 0.5mg Tablet, Montomycin 450mg Capsule, Ticin 150mg Tablet, Lariago DS 500mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Mefex 250mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Mefloquine

Yes. Mefex is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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
Mefex 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)
Mefex is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of Mefex treatment
Yes. Studies have indicated that Mefex is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
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