Category Archives: Mefloquine

Mefloquine dangers -fact or fancy? Part2

One of the concerns about long term mefloquine use was the fear of late toxicity due to accumulation of the drug. However, recent pharmacokinetic studies have shown that the steady-state concentration of metloquine was achieved by the eighth to ninth week of prophylaxis. Despite its long elimination half-life, weekly administration did not lead to toxic accumulation of the drug.

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Mefloquine dangers -fact or fancy? Part1

IN RECENT MONTHS THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF MISINFORMATION concerning the adverse effects of mefloquine after a Canadian military physician suggested that the torture and murder of a Somalian by several Canadian paratroopers might have been related to mefloquine used for malaria chemoprophylaxis.

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