Mefloquine Coupon - Mefloquine 250mg tablet

Generic Lariam

MEFLOQUINE is used to treat or prevent malaria infections. Compare antimalarials.
Mefloquine Coupon - Mefloquine 250mg tablet

Mefloquine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better in a few days. If you are taking this medicine for a long time, visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks. If you notice any changes in your vision see your eye doctor for an eye exam.

If you get a fever during or after you start taking this medicine, do not treat yourself. Contact your doctor or health care professional immediately.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

While in areas where malaria is common, you should take steps to prevent being bit by mosquitos. This includes staying in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms to reduce human-mosquito contact, sleep under mosquito netting, preferably one with pyrethrum-containing insecticide, wear long-sleeved shirts or blouses and long trousers to protect arms and legs, apply mosquito repellents containing DEET to uncovered areas of skin, and use a pyrethrum-containing flying insect spray to kill mosquitos.

If you are currently taking or have taken this medicine in the past 3 weeks, you should not take halofantrine (another malarial drug). Dangerous heart side effects may occur. Talk to your health care provider.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


Aching joints and muscles


blistering, loosening, peeling, or redness of the skin

chest pain or discomfort



convulsions (seizures)

cough or hoarseness




hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)

irregular, pounding, slow, or fast heartbeat or pulse



lower back or side pain

mental depression

painful or difficult urination

pinpoint red spots on the skin

red or irritated eye


sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

stiff neck

swelling of the ankles, feet, or lower legs

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness


Incidence not known

Blurred or loss of vision

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

disturbed color perception

double vision

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

halos around lights

hearing loss

hearing problems

loss of balance

loss of bladder control

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

sensation of spinning

severe or continuing headache

sudden loss of consciousness

trouble sleeping

troubled breathing

tunnel vision

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


emotional problems


stomach pain

Less common

Abnormal dreams

loss of appetite

skin rash


Loss of hair

Incidence not known

Acid or sour stomach


flushing or redness of the skin



skin rash with a general disease

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain


unusually warm skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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