Altimef

Allenge India

Composition for Altimef Products

Altimef Products are primarily used for

About Altimef Products

Uses of Altimef Products

Mefloquine is used in the treatment of malaria.

Altimef Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Altimef are Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Chills, Depression, Diarrhea, 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 Altimef Products work

Mefloquine 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 for Altimef Products

Expert advice for Altimef Products

  • 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.

Patient Concerns about Altimef Products

Frequently asked questions about Altimef Products

Frequently asked questions about Mefloquine

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

Products for Altimef

Altimef Tablet
strip of 6 tablets
Allenge India
MRP
338
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