Mefque 250mg Tablet

Introduction to Mefque 250mg Tablet

Mefque 250mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may have stomach pain, abnormal dreams, chills, depression, and diarrhea, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you ever had fits (seizures) or any problems with your kidney, heart or liver.

How Mefque 250mg Tablet Works?

Mefque 250mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

How To Use Mefque 250mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mefque 250mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

Side Effects Of Mefque 250mg Tablet

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Atrial arrhythmias (altered heart rate)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Ringing in ear
  • Vertigo
  • Visual impairment
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue

FAQS

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Is Mefque safe?

Yes. Mefque is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. What does Mefque treat?

Mefque is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Is mefloquine an antibiotic/ a quinolone/ does it contain sulphur or sulfa/ contain quinine?

No. Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug with activity against malaria causing parasites. It is a quinine antimalarial and does not contain sulphur/ sulfa or quinolone

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Is Mefque safe for babies?

It is not recommended for use in babies below 3 months and weighing less than 5 kg

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Does Mefque cause insomnia?

Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of Mefque treatment

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Is Mefque safe for G6PD deficiency?

Yes. Studies have indicated that Mefque is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. How does Mefque work?

Mefque is an antimalarial drug. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite by destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development (asexual intraerythocytic stage)

Mefque 250mg Tablet

Q. Is mefloquine the same as doxycycline/ chloroquine?

No. Mefloquine is not the same as doxycycline or chloroquine. All three drugs have different mechanism of action and indications

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Safety Advice For Mefque 250mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mefque 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

Mefque 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Mefque 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

Mefque 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.<BR>Mefque 250mg Tablet can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

There is limited information available on the use of Mefque 250mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Mefque 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefque 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.<BR>Use of Mefque 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alcohol

Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Mefque 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

Mefque 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Mefque 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

Mefque 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.<BR>Mefque 250mg Tablet can cause dizziness, loss of balance and mental problems and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

There is limited information available on the use of Mefque 250mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Mefque 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mefque 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.<BR>Use of Mefque 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Update on: Monday, 13 May, 2024

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Yogesh Patil