Lariam 250mg – 8 Tablets
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Lariam 250mg – 8 Tablets
If you do experience side effects from Lariam they may include depression, mood changes, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, panic attacks, restlessness, paranoia and general agitation. Lariam has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. There have been rare reports of suicidal thoughts whilst taking Lariam. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.
Lariam tablets contain the active ingredient mefloquine 250mg per tablet.
The other ingredients are poloxamer, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, maize starch, crospovidone, ammonium calcium alginate, talc, magnesium stearate.
- You should take one tablet every week on the same day each week.
- Lariam needs to be taken two weeks before entering an area where malaria is present and continued until four weeks after leaving the malaria area.
- You should take Lariam with or after food.
- Lariam remains effective with a moderate alcohol intake.
Lariam should not cause a harmful interaction with any of your other current medicines. Lariam should not be taken if you currently take carbamazepine, chloroquine, halofantrine, ketoconazole, phenobarbital, phenytoin, quinidine, quinine, rifampicin, or valproic acid (valproate). Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for further information.
Lariam is not 100% effective at preventing malaria, however it is still very effective if taken properly and combined with bite avoidance methods.
Remember it is also important to get the correct vaccinations for your trip before you travel. These should be administered around 6 weeks before you leave.
Remember, malaria can take up to a year to develop after you have been bitten. If you experience symptoms including headaches, night sweats and abdominal pain any time during your trip or up to one year afterwards you must see a doctor as soon as possible.
You should take adequate contraceptive precautions to ensure you do not become pregnant whilst taking Lariam and for three months after you have finished the course
Please seek medical help immediately if you experience serious mental problems while taking Lariam. Lariam should be stopped immediately and replaced with another medicine to prevent malaria.