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mefloquine

 [mef´lo-kwin]
an antimalarial agent effective against chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax; used as the hydrochloride salt.

mefloquine

/mef·lo·quine/ (mef´lo-kwin) an antimalarial effective against chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax; used as the hydrochloride salt.

mefloquine

(mĕf′lə-kwīn′, -kwēn′)
n.
A drug, C17H16F6N2O, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment and prevention of chloroquine-resistant malaria.

mefloquine

[mef′ləkēn]
an antimalarial for the prophylaxis and treatment of malaria caused by chloroquine-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, or P. vivax.

mefloquine

The prophylactic agent of choice for preventing malaria in those travelling to areas with drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum.
 
Adverse effects
GI tract disturbances, dizziness; at high doses, convulsions, hallucinations.

mefloquine

A drug used to prevent and treat MALARIA. The drug is effective but has been criticized for its neuropsychological side effects which include fatigue, depression, headache, insomnia and distressing dreams. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Lariam.

Mefloquine

An antimalarial drug that was developed by the United States Army in the early 1980s. Today, malaria resistance to this drug has become a problem in some parts of Asia (especially Thailand and Cambodia).
An antimalarial drug that was developed by the United States Army in the early 1980s. Today, malaria resistance to this drug has become a problem in some parts of Asia (especially Thailand and Cambodia).
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However, high survival rates were observed after exposure to 4 endoperoxides, as well as increased survival rates to lethal doses of pyrimethamine and quinolines (amodiaquine, mefloquine, chloroquine, and quinine).
Documents recently acquired by Nevin indicate that Bales may have been taking mefloquine before the murders.
In vitro micro-test (MARK 111) for the response of Plasmodium falciparum to cloroquine, mefloquine, quinine, amodiaquine, sulfadoxineipyrimethamine and arteminisin.
Randomised trial of artesunate and mefloquine alone and in sequence for acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria.
Mefloquine can also be an option in countries of susceptible malaria strains.
Possible long-term health effects from the malarial prophylaxis mefloquine (lariam).
Resistance along the Thai-Cambodia border started with chloroquine, followed by resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and mefloquine, drugs that have been used to treat malaria for several years.
Antimalarial chemoprophylaxis is also recommended (atovaquone/proguanil, mefloquine, doxycycline) and so is the usage of repellents against insects (numerous vectors of arthropod-borne diseases).
To a solution of mefloquine hydrochloride (20mmol) in methanol (15ml), a solution of metal chloride salt (10mmol) in methanol (10ml) was added.
The study concerned versions of such widely used and trusted medications as sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, amodiaquine, mefloquine, artesunate, artemether, dihydroartemisinin and artemether-lumefantrine fixed-dose combinations.
Antimalaryal ilaclar ve asilama: Mefloquine canli attenue tifo asisina karsi immun cevabi etkiler.
Strains of falciparum parasites have also developed resistance to sulphadoxine-pyremethamine (Fansider) and mefloquine in many parts of the world.