- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Lariam* used for?
Generic for Lariam* (Mefloquine) is an antimalarial drug used to treat and prevent malaria caused by certain types of parasites. This medicine works by destroying the parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Lariam*?
The dosage of Generic for Lariam* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Lariam* should be taken with food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Lariam*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Lariam* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Lariam*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Lariam*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Lariam*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Lariam*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Lariam*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Lariam* can interact with blood thinners, beta-blockers, and seizure medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Lariam*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Lariam* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Lariam* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Lariam* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Lariam* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Lariam* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, cough, stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, and hair loss. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lariam*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Lariam*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Lariam* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Lariam*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Lariam*?
How will Generic for Lariam* work in my body?
How should Generic for Lariam* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Lariam* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Lariam* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.