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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.
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mefloquine

(mĕf′lə-kwīn′, -kwēn′)
n.
A drug, C17H16F6N2O, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment and prevention of chloroquine-resistant malaria.
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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).
Mentioned in: Malaria
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