Lariam

Lariam Tablets

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What Is Lariam?

Lariam Tablets contain the active ingredient mefloquine. They are used to help prevent you being infected with malaria.

Malaria is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, which passes the malaria parasite (plasmodium falciparum) into the bloodstream. Larium prevents malaria by killing this parasite. For people who are already infected with malaria, Malarone also kills these parasites.

How To Take

Dose

Take ONE tablet ONCE per week always on the same day.

Start taking the tablets TEN days before you leave — this is to make sure that Lariam is well tolerated.

 

Continue for the whole DURATION of the trip in malaria risk area.

Continue for FOUR weeks upon leaving malarious area.

Complete Course

It is very important to COMPLETE the course.

Special Instructions

It is important you take steps to avoid being bitten.

  • Use insect repellent on exposed areas of the skin
  • Wear light coloured clothing that covers most of the body
  • Sleep in a screened room or under a mosquito net
  • Close windows and doors at sunset
  • Consider using an insecticide (mats, spray, plug-ins)

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.

Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.

Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.

Common Side-Effects Include

  • Insomnia
  • Headache and Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting

Patient Information Leaflet

We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.