mefloquine : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • 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.
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    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.

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