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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mef-Q. Please 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
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.
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
There is limited information available on the use of Mef-Q in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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
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
Side effects of Mef-Q
- Abdominal pain
- Abnormal dreams
- Atrial arrhythmias (altered heart rate)
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Ringing in ear
- Visual impairment
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
- 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.
Should be taken with food. Best taken w/ meals & a full glass of water. Should be taken on the same day of each week.
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
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
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
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
1-10% Anxiety,Difficulty concentrating,Headache,Insomnia,Lightheadedness,Vertigo,Vomiting,Diarrhea,Stomach pain,Nausea,Visual disturbances,Tinnitus ... View More
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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