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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.
SALT INFORMATION FOR MEFEX
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES FOR MEFEX
- MEFQUE 250MG TABLET(4 tablets in strip)Zydus CadilaRs. 63.71/tabletRs. 254.83pay 59% more per tablet
- MEFLOC 250MG TABLET(4 tablets in strip)Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt LtdRs. 49.41/tabletRs. 197.62pay 24% more per tablet
- MEFLOTAS 250MG TABLET(2 tablets in strip)Intas Pharmaceuticals LtdRs. 49.67/tabletRs. 99.35pay 24% more per tablet
- LARIMEF TABLET(6 tablets in strip)Ipca Laboratories LtdRs. 58.19/tabletRs. 349.14pay 45% more per tablet
- MEFLIFE TABLET(2 tablets in strip)Leo PharmaceuticalsRs. 59.40/tabletRs. 118.80pay 48% more per tablet
Expert advice FOR MEFEX
- 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 MEFEX
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.