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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mefloquine, mefloquine hydrochloride, Larium, Mephaquinenoun

    an antimalarial drug (trade name Larium and Mephaquine) that is effective in cases that do not respond to chloroquine; said to produce harmful neuropsychiatric effects on some people

Wiktionary

  1. mefloquinenoun

    [[Category:en:Drugs]] An antimalarial drug with the chemical formula CHFNO, used for the prevention and treatment of malaria

Wikipedia

  1. Mefloquine

    Mefloquine, sold under the brand name Lariam among others, is a medication used to prevent or treat malaria. When used for prevention it is typically started before potential exposure and continued for several weeks after potential exposure. It can be used to treat mild or moderate malaria but is not recommended for severe malaria. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, sleep disorders, and a rash. Serious side effects include potentially long-term mental health problems such as depression, hallucinations, and anxiety and neurological side effects such as poor balance, seizures, and ringing in the ears. It is therefore not recommended in people with a history of mental health problems or epilepsy. It appears to be safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.Mefloquine was developed by the United States Army in the 1970s and came into use in the mid-1980s. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is available as a generic medication.

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  1. mefloquine

    Mefloquine is a medication used to prevent and treat malaria, a disease caused by parasites that typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. It belongs to a class of drugs known as antimalarials and works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. It is not effective against all types of malaria or against parasites in other parts of the body once they leave the liver.

Wikidata

  1. Mefloquine

    Mefloquine hydrochloride is an orally administered medication used in the prevention and treatment of malaria. Mefloquine was developed in the 1970s at the United States Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as a synthetic analogue of quinine. The brand name drug, Lariam, is manufactured by the Swiss company Hoffmann–La Roche. In August 2009, Roche stopped marketing Lariam in the United States. Generic mefloquine from other manufacturers is still widely available. Rare but serious neuropsychiatric problems have been associated with its use.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mefloquine

    A phospholipid-interacting antimalarial drug (ANTIMALARIALS). It is very effective against PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM with very few side effects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mefloquine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mefloquine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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