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- 1 The Brand Name MEFAX Has Generic Salt :: Mefloquine
- 2 MEFAX Is From Company Alkem Priced :: Rs. 240
- 3 MEFAX have Mefloquine is comes under Sub class #N/A of Main Class #N/A
- 4 Main Medicine Class:: #N/A Sub Medicine Class :: #N/A
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The Brand Name MEFAX Has Generic Salt :: Mefloquine
MEFAX Is From Company Alkem Priced :: Rs. 240
MEFAX have Mefloquine is comes under Sub class #N/A of Main Class #N/A
Main Medicine Class:: #N/A Sub Medicine Class :: #N/A
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Indications for Drugs ::
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Malaria As base: 20-25 mg/kg as a single dose or in 2-3 divided doses 6-8 hrly. Max: 1.5 g/dose. Malaria prophylaxis 250 mg/wk taken 1-3 wk before exposure and continuing for 4 wk after leaving the malarious area.
Treatment with quinine during the preceding 12 hr. Prophylaxis in patients with history of psychiatric illness, seizure, hepatic disorder. Co-admin with halofantrine due to increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
Drug Precautions ::
Epilepsy; delay admin until at least 12 hr after the last dose of quinine/quinine-related compounds (monitoring of cardiac and neurological functions is warranted). Avoid driving or operating machines during and up to 3 wk after mefloquine use. Pregnancy, lactation; cardiac conduction disturbances; children <3 mth or 5 kg. Drug Side Effects ::
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea; dysphoria, dizziness; headache; sleep disorders; vertigo; neuropsychiatric reactions; bradycardia; visual/auditory disturbances; pruritus; sialorrhea, arthralgia and fatigue; syncope; extrasystole. Potentially Fatal: Seizures, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, AV block, encephalopathy.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Mefloquine is a 4-methanolquinine antimalarial agent and a blood schizontocide which acts by interfering w/ the parasite’s ability to metabolise and utilise erythrocyte Hb. It is active against most Plasmodium sp and is used for prophylaxis and treatment against malaria.
Drug Interactions ::
Increased risk of ECG abnormalities w/ quinine or chloroquine, antihistamines, TCAs and phenothiazines. May increase risk of seizure w/ quinidine or quinine. Concomitant use w/ valproic acid, phenobarbital, carbamazepine and phenytoin may cause loss of seizure control and lower plasma levels of anticonvulsants. Increased risk of QT prolongation and arrhythmia w/ ketoconazole. Concomitant use w/ digoxin, Ca-channel blockers, antiarrhythmics and ?-blockers may increase the risk of cardiotoxicity. Increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias w/ amiodarone. Concomitant use w/ TCAs, SSRIs, buprion, antipsychotic, tramadol may increase the risk of convulsions. Increased plasma levels w/ metoclopromide. May compromise adequate immunisation by live typhoid vaccine. Vaccinations w/ attenuated live bacteria should be completed at least 3 days prior the 1st dose of mefloquine. Potentially Fatal: Avoid concomitant use w/ halofantrine as potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias may occur.