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Mef-Q250mg

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Renata Limited
Generic: Mefloquine
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mef-Q. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mef-Q may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mef-Q is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Mef-Q may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Mef-Q can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affec... View More
KidneyKidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mef-Q in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Mef-Q should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mef-Q may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Mef-Q is no... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Mef-Q is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of malaria. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spr... View More

Uses of Mef-Q

  • Malaria

Side effects of Mef-Q

Common
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Atrial arrhythmias (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 Mef-Q

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. Mef-Q is to be taken with ... View More

How Mef-Q works

Mef-Q is an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial pa... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Mef-Q should be taken with food to prevent a stomach upset.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney liver or heart disease.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Malaria

Administration

Should be taken with food. Best taken w/ meals & a full glass of water. Should be taken on the same day of each week.

Adult Dose

Oral Acute Malaria Adult: 5 tablets (Total 1250 mg) as a single oral dose. OR 750 mg orally as initial dose, followed by 500 mg orally 6 to 12 hours... View More

Child Dose

Oral Acute Malaria <6 months old: Safety and efficacy not established Child: >6 months: 20-25 mg/kg PO as single dose. Maximum total dose: 1250 mg... View More

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to related compounds (e.g. quinine and quinidine); history of blackwater fever;, prophylactic use in patients w/ history of psychiatric... View More

Mode of Action

Mefloquine is a 4-methanolquinine antimalarial agent and a blood schizontocide which acts by interfering w/ the parasite's ability to metabolise and uti... View More

Precaution

Epilepsy; delay admin until at least 12 hr after the last dose of quinine/quinine-related compounds (monitoring of cardiac and neurological functions is... View More

Side Effect

1-10% Anxiety,Difficulty concentrating,Headache,Insomnia,Lightheadedness,Vertigo,Vomiting,Diarrhea,Stomach pain,Nausea,Visual disturbances,Tinnitus ... View More

Interaction

Increased risk of ECG abnormalities w/ quinine or chloroquine, antihistamines, TCAs and phenothiazines. May increase risk of seizure w/ quinidine or qui... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More