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Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is mefloquine safe in pregnancy?Mefloquine can be taken during pregnancy if the benefit outweighs the risk. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use mefloquine during breastfeeding?Mefloquine should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is mefloquine safe? Is mefloquine safe for babies?Yes. Mefloquine is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It is not recommended for use in babies below 3 months and weighing less than 5 kg.
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.
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.
Q. How does mefloquine work?Mefloquine 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).
Q. What does mefloquine treat? Does mefloquine treat malaria?Mefloquine is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria.
Q. Does mefloquine cause insomnia?Yes. Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) is a common side effect of mefloquine treatment.
Q. Is mefloquine safe for G6PD deficiency?Yes. Studies have indicated that mefloquine is safe for use in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.