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Mefliam Tablet

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Mefliam Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Mefliam Tablet

MRP
295.01
₹49.17/Tablet
6 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Mefliam Tablet

Uses of Mefliam Tablet

Mefliam Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.

Mefliam Tablet side effects

Common

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.

How to use Mefliam 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. Mefliam Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Mefliam Tablet works

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

Expert advice for 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.
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Mefliam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Mefliam Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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.
Lactation
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.
Driving
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.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Mefliam Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Mefliam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Mefloquine

Q. Is Mefliam safe?
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
Mefliam with Hydroxychloroquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Mefliam with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin, Mywarf, Waf
Mefliam with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz, Artiflo, Acitrom, Acenomac, Nistrom
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