Meflotas Drop

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Primary uses of Meflotas Drop

MRP
78.57
5 ml in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Meflotas Drop

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Uses of Meflotas Drop

Meflotas Drop is used in the treatment of malaria.
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Meflotas Drop side effects

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 Meflotas Drop

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Meflotas Drop is to be taken with food.

How Meflotas Drop works

Meflotas Drop 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 Meflotas Drop

Expert advice for Meflotas Drop

  • 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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Meflotas Drop related warnings
Special precautions for Meflotas Drop
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meflotas Drop 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
Meflotas Drop 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.
Meflotas Drop 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 Meflotas Drop in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Meflotas Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meflotas Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meflotas Drop is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Meflotas Drop

Frequently asked questions about Mefloquine

Yes. Meflotas 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
Meflotas 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)
Meflotas is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of Meflotas treatment
Yes. Studies have indicated that Meflotas is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Meflotas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Meflotas with Hydroxychloroquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Meflotas with Rifampicin
LIFE-THREATENING
Meflotas with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz, Artiflo, Acitrom, Acenomac
Meflotas with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin, Mywarf
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Substitutes for Meflotas

No substitutes found for this medicine
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