Lariam (Mefloquine) 250mg Tablets


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Lariam tablets are used in malaria prophylaxis when travelling to areas that are at high risk of contracting malaria such as tropical country’s.

Malaria is a serious condition which is passed by infected mosquitoes. Infected female mosquitoes carry a parasite in their stomach known as plasmodium which is passed on to you if you are bitten. Mefloquine protects you from malaria by killing the parasite passed in to your body by the infected mosquito bite.


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Lariam contains the active ingredient Mefloquine which used in the prophylaxis of  malaria, when travelling to a country where there is a risk of contracting malaria.

It is important that you start taking the tablets before you travel – the usual recommendation is to start the course of tablets 2-3 weeks before you travel. This allows the level of medicine in your body to become effective, and it also gives time to check for any side-effects before you travel. Continue to take a tablet on the same day of each week during your stay, and for four weeks after you return.

Mefloquine is only one of a number of measures that you need to take to reduce your risk of malaria. Others include wearing suitable clothing, using insect repellents and sleeping in screened rooms or beds.

How To Take Lariam

You should take Lariam (Mefloquine) two- three weeks before your intended travel. You should take one tablet weekly then continue take one tablet weekly on the same day throughout your time abroad and continue taking for four weeks after you return

Taking Lariam (Mefloquine) is just one of prevention measures that you must take to reduce your risk of malaria. You are also advised to take other measures such as using insect repellants and wearing appropriate clothing.

You must consult your GP if you suffer from the following;

  • Pregnant or trying to conceive
  • Breast-feeding
  • If you suffer from Epilepsy
  • If you suffer from any hear related conditions
  • If you suffer from any mental health problems
  • If you have any suffer from any kidney or Liver related health conditions

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250mg 8 (ONE week), 250mg 9 (TWO weeks), 250mg 10 (THREE weeks, 250mg 11 (FOUR weeks), 250mg 12 (FIVE weeks), 250mg 13 (SIX weeks), 250mg 15 (EIGHT weeks), 250mg 19 (TWELVE weeks), 250mg 32 (TWENTY FOUR weeks)

Side Effects

Common Side-Effects



Dizziness/Vertigo symptoms


Sleep Disturbance

Itchy Skin

Nightmares, anxiety, depression, confusion


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