Lariam 250mg Tablets (Mefloquine)
Malaria is a life threatening disease and a major health risk for travellers visiting tropical countries.
It occurs when small parasites are passed from one person to another by the bites of certain mosquitos. Lariam is especially useful if you are travelling to countries where there is a type of malaria that is particularly difficult to treat. No single medicine is effective against all malaria parasites. The choice of a particular medicine depends on the sensitivity of the malaria parasites found in the area to be visited. Your doctor will advise you wether Lariam is suitable for the area to which you wish to go.
United Kingdom Deliveries (including Northern Ireland)
Delivery is FREE for any UK order containing an NHS prescription.
Delivery is FREE for all UK orders Over £40.
We use a selection of proven couriers including Royal Mail, HDN, and UPS depending on your location and weight of your order. During any dispute our contingency arrangements are activated to ensure we continue to meet our service levels.
Orders received before 3:00pm are picked and dispatched on the same day and will usually be delivered to you within one to five working days anywhere in the UK depending on the delivery service you select (there may be delays to the Isle of Man and the Scottish Islands).
Keen Pharmacy also offers a range of delivery options to meet our customers' requirements:
• Next Day Delivery (£5.50) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery. The delivery time for your Next Day Delivery is 24hrs from dispatch. Please note that delivery times are in business days, and that for orders placed on Monday to Thursday before 3pm, you should receive your goods the next business day. Orders placed after 3pm Thursday, but before 3pm on Friday, should be received by Monday (except Bank Holidays). Weekends are not counted when ordering Next Day Delivery. i.e. If you order on Saturday or Sunday, it will be treated as if you ordered your item on the following Monday. We are not responsible for delays by our carriers but we will do our best to resolve any issues that may arise. During high volume holiday seasons delivery times may vary.
• Standard Delivery (£3.45) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail 1st Class. The delivery time for your Standard delivery is normally 1 to 2 working days . In a very small number of cases the Royal Mail may not meet this service level. In this situation please allow 7-10 days from dispatch before contacting us
Orders containing Prescription Only Medicines including controlled drugs and other medicines will require a signature on delivery. You can also arrange for your order to be delivered to alternative addresses including your office, members of your family You need to ensure that someone approved by you is able to sign for the delivery. Please note that deliveries are made to the delivery address you supply to us. Re-dispatch of any returned orders may incur an additional delivery charge.
All BFPO orders will be sent through Royal Mail Super Saver Delivery.
If you have any questions regarding delivery times, or to check that an item is in stock, you can call us on 01260 295701 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are able to supply orders to most countries in Europe. Delivery charges will depend on the weight of your order and the destination. We will confirm the delivery charge at the checkout page, before you confirm payment of your order.
Non-prescription orders are sent by air recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods. Certain individual countries place restrictions on the types of products that may be posted into them. We will inform you individually if there are any problems.
Prescriptions delivered to non-UK destinations will be sent by Royal Mail international recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods. Delivery will typically take 7-10 days. Faster delivery options are available upon request.
Under UK law we are only able to dispense prescriptions written by practitioners who are registered in the European Economic Area.
We reserve the right to decline orders on heavy items or to contact you to arrange delivery costs.
The tablets should be taken once weekly always on the same day.
You should start taking the tablets at least 1 week and up to 2-3 weeks before departure.
You should continue to take the tablets throughout your stay and for 4 weeks after your return.
The full course of tablets is at least 6 weeks, depending on your length of stay.
The adult dose is one tablet each week.
Adults weighing less than 45 kg (99lbs) should take the childrens dose.
The tablets are not recommended for children under 3 months of age.
Do not take if you have severe liver problems.
Do not take if you are allergic to Lariam or any of the ingredients it contains or similar medicines such as quinine, quinidine or chloroquine.
Consult your doctor if you are taking Halofantrine (used to treat malaria) as you cannot take Lariam within the same time period (15 weeks).
Do not take if you suffer from epilepsy, have kidney problems, have heart trouble, have an intolerance to some sugars, such as lactulose or if you have previously contracted malaria even though you were taking Lariam for malaria prevention.
Pregnant women should not normally take Lariam.
The tablets also conatin poloaxamer, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, maize, starch, crospovidone, ammonium calcium alginate, talc, magnesium strearate.