Mefque 250mg Tablet Description:
Mefque 250mg Tablet is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.
Mefque 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.
Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Chills, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fever, Headache, Altered heart rate, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Itching, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Nausea, Rash, Ringing in ear, Vertigo, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Fatigue.
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.
Is Mefque safe?
Yes. Mefque is safe if used at the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Is Mefque safe for babies?
It is not recommended for use in babies below 3 months and weighing less than 5 kg
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
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
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)
What does Mefque treat?
Mefque is used in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Does Mefque cause insomnia?