Medicine Overview of Mefliam Tablet
Mefliam Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria
Side Effects of Mefliam are 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.
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. Mefliam Tablet is to be taken with food.
Mefliam 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.
In Depth Information on Mefliam 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.
Mefliam Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mefliam 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.
Mefliam Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Mefliam Tablet can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Mefliam Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Mefliam Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefliam Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mefliam Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Questions Related to Mefliam
Dear sir, I have infected with malaria can you tell proper treatment my platelets is less than 48 k please guide me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
malaria mai platelet kyu kam hoga
My son have maleriya and dengue positive. As per blood reports Platelets are 1.95 Next day 1.70 Yesterday 1.85 lacks Admitted in nursing home Continue drip for fluid deficiency taking care Now What we have to take careAlso bp normal Ultrasound normal Chest x ray normalAll other blood reports normal
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
All that is required for Dengue is Plenty of fluids and what I gather from your information , he does not require hospitalisation . For malaria he must have already got treatmentfor more information on Dengue read my article http://knockknockdoctor.blogspot.in/2016/08/dengue.html
Cooling chillis, some head throwing symptomsDear doctor,Feeling shivering some times and BP is normal but unable to stand or sit properly due to distubense in head,please suggest me
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Tab Dolo 650mg BD Adv- CBC, MALARIA antigen
I got fever 2 times in last 2 weeks , having weakness not willing to have food , not eating properly, also I am not getting sleep at proper time in night, always get late sleep
Dr. Pushkar Mani
do Dengue ns1y test and also Igg & igmand Malaria card test
Sir I m suffering from fever since 10 day and I had used zifi200, paracetamol but there is no relief pls suggest which antibiotic I can use
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
you need to get CBC, Urine REME, Chest x ray, Malaria antigens beside a detailed clinical check up to find the cause of fever
Around 8-9 months ago i got malaria and typhoid after that Whenever I use to eat any junk food or Oily food or masala food I got gas or indigestion why this is happening
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
avoid junk food and take antacid tab for 3 months early morning . thanks
Dear Doctor i have fever from last day whole night i was suffering with fever and i have taken last night cefixime+ paracetamol but after taken paracetamol i have to go for toilet many times8-9 times kindly suggest the medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
take Aceclo plus twice a day for 3 daysno need of antibiotic like cefixime , because it could be simply seasonal feverif no correction found than do, test for dengue, malaria & typhoidWIDAL, MALARIA CARD TEST, AND DENGUE Igg, IGM & NS1 test
Frequently asked questions about Mefliam Tablet
Yes. Mefliam is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Mefliam 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 Mefliam work?
Mefliam 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 Mefliam treat?
Mefliam is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Q. Does Mefliam cause insomnia?
Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of Mefliam treatment
Q. Is Mefliam safe for G6PD deficiency?
Yes. Studies have indicated that Mefliam is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Mefliam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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