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Lariam (Mefloquine 250mg) x 11 tablets

4 weeks supply of 11 tablets
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Lariam (mefloquine 250mg) tablets are brought to you by our Online Doctor Service to help prevent and treat the life threatening disease malaria. Lariam is particularly useful when travelling to tropical countries. In order to qualify for this item you will need to complete a medical questionnaire which will be approved by our qualified doctor.

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Lariam (mefloquine 250mg) tablets are used to help prevent and treat malaria when visting tropical countries.

Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite which can be contracted through the bites of a mosquito. Typically the symptoms of malaria will manifest between 7 to 18 days of being bitten, depending on the specific parasite you’re infected with although it can be a life threatening condition.

Sufferers are typically bitten dusk and dawn. The initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like and can be mild, making it difficult to diagnose.

  • A high temperature (fever)
  • Sweats and chills
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhoea

Some forms of malaria occur in a 48-hour cycle, during which you feel cold at first with shivering. This then develops into a fever accompanied by severe sweating and fatigue which can last between 6 and 12 hours.

Other symptoms which can manifest include:

  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhoea
  • Generally feeling unwell

There are different types of malaria. The most serious is caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite which can lead to quickly developing life-threatening complications such as breathing problems and even organ failure.

This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.

Take Lariam (mefloquine 250mg) tablets once a week, always on the same day. Take the first dose 10 days before you’re due to leave to make sure that the Lariam is tolerated. Continue taking the tablets on the same day of the week throughout your stay and for 4 weeks after you return. For the medicine to be effective you must take the full course of treatment.

Please do not take more Lariam (mefloquine 250mg) tablets than prescribed.

Take Lariam (mefloquine 250mg) tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unclear on how to take this medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Please note, like all medicine, Doxycycline 100mg capsules can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.

Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.

Please read all packaging before taking Doxycycline 100mg capsules.

Possible unwanted side effects of Lariam
  • If you are being treated for malaria, any unwanted effects of treatment may be similar to some of the symptoms of malaria itself.
  • If you are concerned about any unwanted effects please seek medical advice as soon as possible but before taking your next tablet. If necessary, the doctor may advise you to stop taking Lariam and take an alternative antimalarial agent.
  • Lariam can stay in the body for a long time after taking the last dose and therefore some adverse reactions may occur or persist for more than several weeks.
  • Most common unwanted effects: feeling or actually being sick, dizziness, vertigo, loss of balance, headache, sleepiness, sleep problems, diarrhoea, stomach ache. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or carry out tasks requiring a high degree of co-ordination.
  • Less common unwanted effects:
    Effects on nervous system: psychiatric reactions which may be disabling and last for more than several weeks. These include unusual changes in mood or behaviour, feelings of worry or anxiety, depression, feelings of persecution, crying, aggression, restlessness, forgetfulness, agitation, confusion, panic and hallucinations. If you experience any of these effects you should immediately stop taking Lariam and consult a doctor.
  • Other neurological reactions include fits, "pins and needles", weakness, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, hearing impairment, co-ordination problems and shaking of the hands and fingers. There have also been rare reports of suicidal tendencies and suicide.
  • Effects on circulation: changes to blood pressure or heart rate, palpitations (awareness or thumping of your heart beat), chest pain.
  • Effects on skin/scalp: fluid retention, skin rash, itching, hair loss. In rare cases, skin reactions may be serious.

The active substance in Lariam is mefloquine. Lariam is an anti-malarial. Each tablet contains 250 mg of mefloquine (as mefloquine hydrochloride).

The other ingredients in Lariam tablets are poloxamer, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, crospovidone, ammonium calcium alginate, talc, and magnesium stearate.

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