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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Anti Malaria Tablets Lariam
Anti malaria tablets Lariam contain an ingredient called mefloquine. Lariam tablets are used to treat malaria and help prevent you from catching malaria.
Malaria can be a life threatening disease and a major health risk for any travellers visiting foreign/tropical countries.
Malaria is caught when a small parasite is passed from one person to another by bites of off mosquitoes. Certain countries contain a type of malaria that is difficult to treat, making anti malaria tablets Lariam particularly useful.
The choice of a particular anti-malaria medicine depends on the sensitivity of the malaria parasites found in the area that’s being visited. Your doctor will advise you whether anti malaria tablets Lariam are suitable for the area you wish to go to.
Lariam Malaria Pills
Lariam Malaria Pills are part of the ‘Pill’ description. In pharmacy, a pill is a small round or oval medicinal mass meant to be swallowed. Lariam Malaria pills often contain a filler and a plastic substance such as lactose that allows the pill to be rolled by hand or machine into a desired shape.
Lariam Malaria Tablets
In today’s descriptions, pills include a wide variety of solid medication including Lariam malaria tablets. Originally pills where defined as a small, round, solid oral dose form of medicine, whereas today that includes tablets, capsules, caplets and any solid form of medication.
Lariam Malaria tablets typically take a lot longer to absorb and can take anywhere between twenty to thirty minutes. Capsules on the other hand can be absorbed into the bloodstream in only a few minutes.
Lariam 250 mg Tablets
Each Lariam 250 mg tablets contains 250 mg of the active ingredient called mefloquine. Other ingredients included in Lariam 250 mg Tablets are: poloxamer, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, crospovidone, ammonium calcium alginate, talc, and magnesium stearate.
Lariam 250 mg Tablets are the highest strength available, 8 tablets supplied in each pack.
The following is a guide on the correct Lariam dose, preventing a malaria infection.
- Take tablets once a week, always on the same day.
- Take the first Lariam dose ten days before you leave: ensures that Lariam is well tolerated by the body. Take the second dose three days before you leave.
- Continue taking the tablets on the same day of the week throughout your stay and for four weeks after your return.
- The full course is at least six weeks, depending on the length of stay.
- For effective prevention you must take the full course of tablets.
- No anti-malarial tablets can be 100% guaranteed to work. There is a chance that a person could still get malaria during or after taking a Lariam dose. If a fever or flu-like symptoms appear during travels or within two to three months after you leave the malarious area, check with a doctor immediately.
Lariam Side Effects
Like with all medicine, Lariam Side Effects can occur but these aren’t experienced by everyone. If you experience any of these Lariam side effects, especially if any of them are getting progressively worse, immediately stop and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Below is a list of Lariam Side Effects experienced more, or less when people have taken anti malaria tablets lariam. For a full list, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
The list below is related to mental problems in some people. Stop taking Lariam immediately if any of the below is experienced and contact a doctor.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated)
- Attempted suicide
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-endangering behaviour
- Panic attacks
- Unusual behaviour
- Feeling confused
- Seeing or hearing things that are not there
- Unusual changes in mood
Mefloquine is the active ingredient in Lariam tablets. Its primary use is to help prevent and treat malaria.
Mefloquine was first developed by the United State Army in the 1970s and began wide spread use in the mid-1980s. The WHO (World Health Organization) consider it an essential medicine, and is one of the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health care system.
Used to treat mild to moderate malaria but is not recommended for severe malaria cases, Mefloquine is taking orally.
Lariam Cost UK
Here at My Pharmacy we have Lariam for sale at £3.37 per tablet. We have one of the cheapest Lariam Cost UK.
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Lariam Tablets Price
The current Lariam Tablets Price at My Pharmacy:
- One tablet (One week) – £3.37
- Two tablets – £6.74
- Three tablets – £10.11
- Four tablets – £13.48
- Five Tablets – £16.85
- Six Tablets – £20.22
- Seven tablets – £23.59
- Eight tablets – £26.96
If you have any questions regarding our current Lariam Tablets Price, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.
Lariam Or Malarone
When choosing an anti-malaria medicine, you be may be asking the question ‘Lariam or Malarone?’
Much like Lariam, Malarone can be used as a prevention and a cure. Reports have said that Malarone is 98 percent effective in preventing malaria.
When choosing between Lariam or Malarone, consider the following-
- One percent of people taking Malarone quit due to side effects, whereas four percent quit taking Lariam.
- So far the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) is not recommending Malarone over Lariam.
- Lariams effectiveness is well-established.
If you have any questions about Lariam or Malarone, do not hesitate to contact us. If you need more information about specific properties and other medicinal questions about Lariam or Malarone speak to a doctor or pharmacist.
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For Malaria Prevention “I took this for two years whilst in East Africa. Although many people told me it was not good, I found no side effects and never have suffered from Malaria. I had regular Liver function teats and no adverse symptoms were found.”
For Malaria “Used this for 7 months in central africa during UN-mission. We were a contingent of 150 soldiers using it. Out of the 150 soldiers using it, only a few experienced some side effects. The good thing is that you only have to take it once a week.”
Lariam tablets are one of the many different malaria treatments we have available at My Pharmacy. Before changing treatments you should consult with your doctor and try to find the best Lariam alternative for you and your asthma severity.
You may want to consider some of the following as a Lariam alternative:
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
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.
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 may include: nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, abdominal pain, rashes, pruritis, headache, dizziness, convulsions, sleep disturbances (insomnia, vivid dreams) and psychotic reactions such as depression.
These are not all the side effects of lariam (mefloquine), For a full list see the Patient information leaflet