Mefloquine Hydrochloride Oral Tablet 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Mefloquine Hydrochloride: Oral tablet (250mg)

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Mefloquine 250mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 111 
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Mefloquine 250mg Tab
West-Ward Pharmaceutical
Pill Identification: WW 282 
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Mefloquine 250mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

MEFLOQUINE (ME floe kwin) is used to treat or prevent malaria infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Lariam: Oral tablet (250mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Mefloquine Hydrochloride: Oral tablet(250mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg Tablet

NDC: 000540025
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Malaria Prophylaxis, Malaria

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg Tablet
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Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 111 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg Tablet

Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Deafness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Aplastic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg Tablet(Mefloquine Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit juice and Mefloquine Hydrochloride(Mefloquine Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit Juice may increase blood levels of Mefloquine. Taking these drugs together could result in side effects due to Mefloquine. Do not take Grapefruit Juice and Mefloquine together without approval from your prescriber. Your prescriber may decide that taking these drugs together may benefit your health condition. Promptly report side effects to your health care provider. You may experience nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or a change in your heart rate while receiving Mefloquine. Contact your health care provider immediately if you experience fainting spells, palpitations, shortness of breath, or a change in your usual heartbeat (fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat).
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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