mefloquine mefloquine

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  • The antimalarial drug chloroquine is no longer broadly effective, and even the newest substitute, mefloquine, is encountering resistance from some strains of the malarial parasite.

News

  1. Elite Army units to stop taking anti-malarial drug

    The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases.
    on September 22, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang

  2. Army units ordered to stop taking anti-malarial drug linked to brain damage

    The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases
    on September 19, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  • "In areas where doxycycline and mefloquine are equally efficacious in preventing malaria, doxycycline is the drug of choice," Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker said in a memo dated Feb. 2.
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Peter Schoomaker Source: ArmyTimes.com

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