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Lariam

 

Tablets taken once a week. Treatment should start at least one week (preferably 2-3 weeks) before trip. Some users experience strong side effects. Not recommended if you suffer from depression/anxiety or other psychological conditions.

 

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What is Lariam?

Lariam is an anti-malaria tablet that contains the active ingredient mefloquine. It can be taken in certain areas to prevent malaria.

How does Lariam work?

Lariam works by destroying malaria parasites in your red blood cells.

How effective is Lariam?

Lariam is incredibly effective at protecting against Malaria. However, it’s important to know that no antimalarial tablet offers 100% protection, meaning you must still take other preventative measures. This includes using insect repellent and covering your skin.

How to take it

One dose should be taken a week before departure and it should be continued throughout exposure and for 4 weeks afterwards, however three doses at weekly intervals prior to departure are advised if the drug has not been used before - this can detect in advance those likely to get side effects so that an alternative can be prescribed.

Suitability

Lariam is not suitable for patients with active depression, a recent history of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, psychosis, or schizophrenia or other major psychiatric disorders, or with a history of convulsions.

Side Effects

Side effects may include: nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, abdominal pain, rashes, pruritis, headache, dizziness, convulsions, sleep disturbances (insomnia, vivid dreams) and psychotic reactions such as depression.

FAQs

What is the recommended dosage of Lariam?

The recommended dosage of Lariam is one 250mg tablet, weekly.

How to take Lariam tablets

You must take Lariam once a week, on the same day each week. Start the course at least one week before you leave, and continue it for the duration of your stay and 4 weeks after your return. Always follow your doctor's recommendations.

How long do you take Lariam for?

For best results, start your course of Lariam 2-3 weeks before you depart. From here, continue taking the tablet weekly for the whole duration of your stay. Once you return home, take the tablet for a further 4 weeks.

How will I know how many Lariam tablets I need?

We’ve made it easy to work out how much Lariam you need - simply use the dropdown and select how long you are going to be away for. This will then include the tablets needed for before and after your trip.

Can I drink alcohol when taking Lariam?

You should not drink alcohol when taking Lariam, especially within 24 hours of your dose.

What are the side effects of Lariam?

Side effects of Lariam include nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, headaches and sleep disturbances. Lariam is not recommended for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other psychological conditions. Please see the ‘side effects’ tab for more information.

What are the alternatives to Lariam?

Alternative anti-malaria tablets include Malarone and Doxycycline. Both treatments are available to purchase at Express Pharmacy.

Can I buy Lariam online?

Lariam is not an over the counter (OTC) medication, meaning you must acquire a prescription from a doctor to purchase it. As we are a regulated pharmacy, we can issue you with a prescription after you complete an online assessment.

Reviews for Lariam

100.0% of customers liked this medication (3 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
04/02/2021
Good service. My oder arrived on time
04/11/2020
I have already said what I thought in my previous comments
10/04/2020
Bit later.Probably mistanderstood.ta
15/02/2020
Exactly what I required at no additional cost.

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Prices

Medication Quantity Price
Lariam 8 £27.99
Lariam 9 £30.35
Lariam 10 £32.70
Lariam 11 £35.05
Lariam 12 £37.40
Lariam 13 £39.75
Lariam 14 £42.10
Lariam 15 £44.45
Lariam 16 £46.80
Lariam 17 £49.16
Lariam 18 £51.51
Lariam 19 £53.86
Lariam 20 £56.21
Lariam 21 £58.56
Lariam 22 £60.91
Lariam 23 £63.26
Lariam 24 £65.61
Lariam 25 £67.96
Lariam 26 £70.32
Lariam 27 £72.67
Lariam 28 £75.02
Lariam 29 £77.37
Lariam 30 £79.72
Lariam 31 £82.07
Lariam 32 £84.42
Lariam 33 £86.77
Lariam 34 £89.13
Lariam 35 £91.48
Lariam 36 £93.83
Lariam 37 £96.18
Lariam 38 £98.53
Lariam 39 £100.88
Lariam 40 £103.23
Lariam 41 £105.58
Lariam 42 £107.93
Lariam 43 £110.29
Lariam 44 £112.64
Lariam 45 £114.99
Lariam 46 £117.34
Lariam 47 £119.69
Lariam 48 £122.04
Lariam 49 £124.39
Lariam 50 £126.74
Lariam 51 £129.10
Lariam 52 £131.45
Lariam 53 £133.80
Lariam 54 £136.15
Lariam 55 £138.50
Lariam 56 £140.85
Lariam 57 £143.20
Lariam 58 £145.55
Lariam 59 £147.90

Patient Information

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find the information by searching for your treatment on Medicines.org.uk.

If you have any questions about your treatment please refer to Medicines.org.uk or contact us.

Lariam Patient Information Leaflet

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Reviews

100.0% of customers liked this medication (3 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
04/02/2021
Good service. My oder arrived on time
04/11/2020
I have already said what I thought in my previous comments
10/04/2020
Bit later.Probably mistanderstood.ta
15/02/2020
Exactly what I required at no additional cost.

View all Reviews for Lariam