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If you have malaria or want to prevent it, you may benefit from the prescription medication Lariam® (mefloquine hydrochloride). Available in tablet form, this medicine is taken as a one-time dose (to treat malaria) or on a weekly basis for several weeks (to prevent malaria). It works by killing the parasite that causes malaria. Possible side effects include dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea.
(For more information on this antimalarial medication, click Lariam. This article discusses other side effects, safety precautions, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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