Buy Lariam Tablets Online
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Generic Lariam is an oral medication based on mefloquine hydrochloride, used for treatment and prevention of malaria. Malaria is still a very serious issue in many countries of the world and receiving adequate preventive treatment before traveling to those areas is vital. The brand version of this drug, Lariam, was discontinued in the USA in 2009, but generic versions of it are still widely available.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
The active ingredient of Generic Lariam is mefloquine hydrochloride, a synthetic analogue of quinine, the most widely used anti-malaria drug. Its exact mechanism of action is not completely understood but it is believed it acts similarly to chloroquine, which works by inhibiting heme polymerase.
Looking after it
Generic Lariam 250 mg tablets should be stored in a dry, dark space, away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use this drug after its expiration date.
How to take it
Generic Lariam comes in form of 250 mg tablets for oral use. It is recommended to take it with a full glass of water, never on an empty stomach.
The usual dosage in treatment of acute malaria (mild to moderate) is five tablets (1250 mg) in a single dose. As for the prevention of malaria, it is recommended to start with 250 mg once a week before travelling to the endemic area and to continue with 250 mg once a week throughout the stay. It is advised to take the drug on the same day of the week, every week during the stay in the area and to continue the treatment for at least four weeks after leaving the area.
Taking more than the recommended amount of Generic Lariam may lead to an overdose, with symptoms that may include severe vomiting and diarrhea. If you suspect an overdose, please seek immediate medical attention.
If you accidentally skip a dose, take one when you can or when you remember, but not if it is too close to the next scheduled dose. Do not take the double dose to make up for the one you skipped.
Warnings and Precautions
Before taking Generic Lariam, notify your doctor if you are suffering or have suffered from depression, anxiety disorders, seizures, heart problems, kidney or liver problems. This drug may make you dizzy so it is recommended to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while undergoing the treatment. Generic Lariam should be used with extreme caution in infants and pregnant women. This drug may interact with other drugs, especially ketoconazole, halofantrine, quinine, quinidine, ziprasidone, artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine, and also with anti-seizure medications, beta blockers and live vaccines.
Possible Side Effects
Generic Lariam may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, hair loss, fever, tinnitus, dizziness, loss of balance, drowsiness, insomnia and headache. Serious side effects, which require immediate medical attention, may include irregular, too fast or too slow heartbeat, seizures, numbness of the limbs, needles and pins, muscle pain and fever.
Generic Lariam is a very effective drug in both the prevention and the treatment of malaria. This is particularly important for people traveling to malaria-infested areas. Prophylaxis is always advised in case of such travels and Generic Lariam makes a very good choice. Although this drug is no longer available as a brand in the USA, it is still available as an equally effective generic drug.
When should it not be used?
Generic Lariam should not be used in case of previous allergic reactions to quinine or quinidine. It is also not recommended for persons suffering from severe depression, anxiety and other serious psychiatric disorders.
How long should you take it
Take this drug exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using in without consulting your doctor, even if you are no longer staying in an endemic area or experience no symptoms of malaria.