Lariamand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Mefloquine Hydrochloride
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- Manufactured by Roche Products Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
- Marketed as Meflotas in India
- Manufactured by Intas
- Product of India • Shipped from India
- Prescription Required
Lariam Drug Information
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Lariam Drug Information
Lariam is used to treat and prevent malaria.
Mefloquine may cause mental/mood or nervous system problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these serious side effects,mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts/attempts), ringing in the ears, dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of balance, or trouble sleeping. These side effects may continue to occur even after stopping mefloquine and certain side effects (such as dizziness, ringing in the ears, loss of balance) may become permanent. Lariam should not be used to prevent malaria in people who have mental/mood disorders (such as depression, schizophrenia).
How to Use Lariam
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking mefloquine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Carry the information wallet card with you at all times. Take Lariam by mouth as directed by your doctor. Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Do not take the medication on an empty stomach. Take each dose of Lariam with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water. If you have trouble swallowing the medication, the tablet may be crushed and placed in a small amount of water, milk, or other beverage. For children, the Dosage of Lariam is based on their weight. Early vomiting may occur in children after taking mefloquine. If vomiting occurs in your child after taking Lariam, call the doctor right away to see if your child needs to take another dose of the medication. If vomiting continues, check with your doctor for a different medication to use in place of mefloquine. When using Lariam to prevent malaria, it is usually taken once a week. The first dose of Lariam should be taken one week before travel, or as directed by your doctor. Take Lariam as prescribed for the full course of treatment. It is important that you do not miss any doses and that you take the drug on a regularly scheduled basis. Remember to take it on the same day each week. Upon returning from the malaria area, you should keep taking Lariam for 4 more weeks. If you are unable to finish this course of mefloquine, contact your doctor. If Lariam is being used for prevention of malaria, it is important to understand that it is still possible to contract the disease. Tell your doctor right away if you develop a fever. Malaria is best treated if therapy is started early.
Before taking mefloquine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to quinine or quinidine; or if you have any other allergies. Lariam may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lariam, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,mental/mood disorders (such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia), seizures, heart problems, liver disorder. Lariam may make you dizzy or lose your balance. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Mefloquine may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) not to work as well. Therefore, do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Lariam without the consent of your doctor. During pregnancy, Lariam should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Lariam passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Lariam, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.artemether-lumefantrine, beta-blockers (such as atenolol, propranolol), chloroquine, halofantrine, ketoconazole, quinidine, quinine, drugs for seizures (such as phenytoin, valproic acid), ziprasidone. Do not take halofantrine or ketoconazole for 15 weeks after your last dose of mefloquine. Other medications can affect the removal of mefloquine from your body, which may affect how mefloquine works. Examples include rifamycins (such as rifabutin), azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), among others.
Lariam Side Effects
What are Lariam side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Lariam may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Lariam as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Lariam
The side effects of Lariam may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Lariam. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Lariam may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Lariam, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Lariam.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Lariam, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Lariam and the side effects associated with Lariam are described in the following:
Common Lariam Side Effects
- concentration difficulty
- visual changes
- headache disorder
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Lariam Side Effects
- skin rash
Rare or Very Rare Lariam Side Effects
- acute confusion
- mood changes
- paranoid disorder
- drug-induced psychosis
- suicidal ideation
- cardiac arrest
- cardiac arrhythmia
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- seizure disorder
- prolonged QT interval
- aplastic anemia
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- panic disorder
- Erythema Multiforme
- muscle weakness
- hepatic failure
- symptoms of anxiety
- general weakness
- memory impairment
- pruritus of skin
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Lariam when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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