Lariam (Mefloquine) 250mg Tablets


  • Minimum of seven tablets are required for a one week trip
  • Active Ingredient: Mefloquine
  • Taken Once Weekly To Prevent Malaria
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription

If you’re travelling to one of the countries affected by the disease you should consider Malaria prevention. Lariam (Mefloquine) anti-malaria tablets only need to be taken once weekly at least one week before your trip to prevent contraction.

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  • Lariam (Mefloquine) 250mg Tablets

    1. Lariam: The Reliable Anti-Malarial Tablet
    2. Purchasing Lariam Online for UK Next Day Delivery
    3. Understanding the Composition and Absorption of Lariam Malaria Tablets
    4. Lariam 250mg Tablets: What's Inside?
    5. How to Take Lariam for Malaria Prevention
    6. Lariam Side Effects: What You Should Know
    7. Mefloquine: The Active Ingredient in Lariam
    8. Cost-Effective Lariam Prices in the UK
    9. Choosing Between Lariam and Malarone
    10. Exploring Lariam Alternatives

    Lariam: The Reliable Anti-Malarial Tablet

    Lariam, an effective anti-malarial tablet, contains the active ingredient mefloquine. These tablets are both preventative and therapeutic, offering protection from malaria - a life-threatening disease prevalent in tropical regions. Travellers to these areas can significantly benefit from the protection Lariam provides. Malaria transmission occurs through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Some geographical locations are home to specific malaria strains that are challenging to treat. This reality highlights the value of preventive measures like Lariam. When choosing an anti-malarial medicine, the nature of the malaria parasite in the destination region guides the decision. A consultation with a healthcare professional can provide insight into whether Lariam is suitable for your travel destination. Find comprehensive information about Lariam usage in the Lariam Patient Information Leaflet.  

    Purchasing Lariam Online for UK Next Day Delivery

    At My Pharmacy, we make it easy to purchase Lariam online with the convenience of next day delivery. You can obtain a Lariam prescription by filling in the form above. We take great care in our packaging methods, ensuring that your medication arrives on time and in perfect condition. You can count on us for a seamless, discreet, and prompt delivery of your Lariam tablets.

    Understanding the Composition and Absorption of Lariam Malaria Tablets

    The term "pill" is widely used to describe various forms of solid medication, including Lariam malaria tablets. Historically, pills were small, round, medicinal masses intended for oral consumption. Today, tablets, capsules, caplets, and any other solid form of medication fall into the pill category. Lariam malaria tablets typically take between twenty to thirty minutes to be absorbed into the bloodstream. In contrast, capsules can be absorbed in a few minutes. Discover more about the differences between Lariam malaria tablets and capsules here.  

    Lariam 250mg Tablets: What's Inside?

    Each Lariam 250mg tablet carries 250mg of the active ingredient, mefloquine. Other components include poloxamer, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, crospovidone, ammonium calcium alginate, talc, and magnesium stearate. These tablets, supplied in packs of 8, represent the highest strength available. Youtube Video: When To Take Anti-Malaria Medication  

    How to Take Lariam for Malaria Prevention

    Proper usage of Lariam is crucial for effective malaria prevention. Follow this guide for the correct Lariam dosing:
    • Start by taking one tablet weekly, ten days before your travel.
    • Continue with one tablet per week during your stay and for four weeks upon your return.
    • Ensure you maintain the same day of the week for each dose.
    • The total course duration depends on your stay length but should last at least six weeks.
    • For effective prevention, complete the entire course.
    No anti-malarial medication is entirely foolproof. Therefore, consult a doctor immediately if you develop fever or flu-like symptoms during your trip or within two to three months of leaving the malarial region.  

    Lariam Side Effects: What You Should Know

    Like all medication, Lariam can have side effects, but not everyone experiences them. If you notice any side effects worsening over time, consult your doctor immediately. The Lariam Patient Information Leaflet provides a comprehensive list of potential side effects.  

    Mefloquine: The Active Ingredient in Lariam

    Mefloquine, the active ingredient in Lariam, is widely used for malaria prevention and treatment. Developed by the United States Army in the 1970s, it has been in widespread use since the mid-1980s. The World Health Organization recognizes it as an essential medicine for any healthcare system. Mefloquine is orally administered and is suitable for treating mild to moderate malaria cases but is not recommended for severe malaria. Learn more about mefloquine in this research article.  

    Cost-Effective Lariam Prices in the UK

    At My Pharmacy, we believe in providing excellent value for our customers. As an independent online pharmacy, we are typically more affordable than high-street pharmacies, offering cost-effective options like Lariam for purchase. Enjoy free delivery for orders over £40 and the convenience of next day delivery options.  

    Choosing Between Lariam and Malarone

    The choice between Lariam and Malarone, another effective anti-malarial medication, can depend on various factors. Malarone is reported to be 98% effective in preventing malaria, and 1% of users stop taking Malarone due to side effects, compared to 4% for Lariam. Despite this, the Centre for Disease Control does not recommend one over the other, and the effectiveness of Lariam is well-established. If you have queries about Lariam or Malarone, don't hesitate to contact us, or speak to a healthcare professional.  

    Exploring Lariam Alternatives

    While Lariam is a highly effective anti-malarial tablet, some travellers may require or prefer an alternative due to medical history, potential side effects, or individual body response. There are several alternatives to Lariam available for malaria prevention. Here are some of the key options:
    1. Malarone: Malarone is a popular alternative to Lariam, containing the active ingredients atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride. It is typically associated with fewer side effects and is taken daily, starting 1-2 days before travel, during the trip, and for seven days after leaving the malaria risk area.
    2. Doxycycline: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that also works well as a preventative measure against malaria. It should be started two days before travel, continued throughout the trip, and then taken for four weeks after leaving the malarial region. Some people may experience side effects such as skin sensitivity to sunlight.
    3. Chloroquine and Proguanil: These are two older medications used for malaria prevention. Unfortunately, many types of malaria have developed resistance to these drugs, limiting their effectiveness in many parts of the world.
    Each of these alternatives to Lariam has its strengths and weaknesses. The best choice depends on the specific strain of malaria common in your destination, your personal medical history, and how well you tolerate the medication. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to make an informed decision. Remember that no anti-malarial medication is 100% effective. Even when taking these medications, it's important to use additional preventative measures such as insect repellent, long-sleeved clothing, and bed nets in malaria-endemic regions.
  • Malaria Prevention

    Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

    A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.

    Symptoms of malaria
    It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of malaria if you’re travelling to areas where there’s a high risk of the disease. Symptoms include:

    a high temperature (fever)
    sweats and chills
    muscle pains
    Symptoms usually appear between 7 and 18 days after becoming infected, but in some cases the symptoms may not appear for up to a year, or occasionally even longer.

    When to seek medical attention
    Seek medical help immediately if you develop symptoms of malaria during or after a visit to an area where the disease is found.

    Malaria risk areas
    Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mainly in tropical regions of the world, including:

    large areas of Africa and Asia
    Central and South America
    Haiti and the Dominican Republic
    parts of the Middle East
    some Pacific islands


    The Fit for Travel website has more information about the risk of malaria in specific countries.

    Preventing malaria
    Many cases of malaria can be avoided. An easy way to remember is the ABCD approach to prevention:

    awareness of risk – find out whether you’re at risk of getting malaria before travelling
    bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using an insecticide-treated mosquito net
    check whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets – if you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the course
    diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you develop malaria symptoms, as long as up to a year after you return from travelling

  • Side Effects

    Side effects may include: nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, abdominal pain, rashes, pruritis, headache, dizziness, convulsions, sleep disturbances (insomnia, vivid dreams) and psychotic reactions such as depression.

  • Patient Information

    Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. The patient information can be found here.

    The Fit for Travel website has more information about the risk of malaria in specific countries.