Lariam (Mefloquine 250mg) Single Tablets

Code: LARI1
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Lariam malaria tablets can help prevent malaria when travelling to countries where the risk of the disease is high. Typically malaria is found in tropical areas of the world like Africa, South America and Asia. Lariam is taken just once a week to make malaria prophylaxis simple and easy to remember. Buy Lariam from Travelpharm.

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What is Lariam, and what does it do?

Lariam, also known as Mefloquine is an anti-malaria tablet that can be taken to prevent malaria infections when visiting high-risk countries. Malaria is caused by several parasites of the Plasmodium family, and mefloquine can be used to prevent an infection from one or more of these parasites.

Lariam is a popular anti-malarial for travellers going to malaria regions for extended periods. Its popularity can be attributed to the dose, just once a week, and the excellent value for money it provides.

How many should I order for my trip?

Try out our NEW Lariam tablet calculator. In as little as 3-4 clicks, you can see how many tablets you will need for your trip! Easy!

Once you know how many you need head back to this page, adjust the quantity and start the "Online Consultation" to order your Lariam tablets.

How do I take Lariam tablets?

Lariam malaria tablets should be taken weekly as follows:

For Adults over 45kg: A single Lariam tablet is taken weekly. You start the treatment 10 days before arriving in the risk area, and then you continue whilst there and for FOUR weeks on leaving.

A typical 2 week (14 day holiday) for an adult/child over 45kg would therefore require 8 tablets. This breaks down to TWO tablets before, TWO whilst there and FOUR on return.

For Children:The amount taken WEEKLY depends on the weight of the child:

  • 5-19.9kg (3mth-5yrs): Quarter tablet
  • 20-30.9kg (6-8 yrs): Half tablet
  • 31-45kg (9-14yrs): Three quarter tablet

The frequency of dosing is the same as the adult. Start 10 days before arrival and then continue weekly, whilst there and then for four weeks on return.

Who can't take Lariam tablets?

This particular anti-malarial should probably not be used by patients who have not tried it previous, or at least not without speaking to one of our malaria prevention experts. This is because Lariam can cause side effects which patients may find unpleasant. Don't let this put you off though, as it can be a useful anti-malarial tablet for certain groups of patients.

Lariam should not be taken by patients with the following conditions:

  • Known allergy to Lariam or the active ingredient Mefloquine
  • Current or historic psychiatric disorders, including but not limited to generalised anxiety disorder, depression, epilepsy, suicide attempts and schizophrenia
  • History of blackwater fever
  • Severe liver failure
  • Ongoing use or use of Halofantrine in the last 15 weeks

Due to some of the side effects this medicine may cause Lariam is also not recommended for:

  • Pilots
  • Patients driving vehicles or heavy machinery
  • Scuba Divers
  • or anyone who will be undertaing a skilled task

Are there any side effects?

Patients who use Lariam may experience the following common or very common side effcets:

  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Visual Impairment
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and Vomitting
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Itchy Skin

These adverse events may occur in around in more than 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients. For an extensive list of more unusual side effects please read the patient information leaflet.

Each Lariam tablet contains the following active ingredients:

Mefloquine Hydrochloride 250mg

This tablet contains Lactose

Always read the patient information leaflet before use.

This page was reviewed by our superintendent pharmacist Andrew Walton MPharm on 04/12/20

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July 7, 2020 | Ruth Horne
Lariam (Mefloquine 250mg) Single Tablets

Great price. Product as described
Full information regarding side effects etc provided

July 7, 2020 | Ruth Horne
Lariam (Mefloquine 250mg) Single Tablets

Great price. Product as described
Full information regarding side effects etc provided


Delivery & Returns

Here at TravelPharm, we work hard to process and ship orders in a timely fashion.  Our shipping hours are:

Mon – Fri 9 am till 4 pm

And you will find us in the office between 9 am and 5 pm. 

UK Delivery

TravelPharm is a registered UK pharmacy and operates from our base in the East Midlands.  As a registered UK pharmacy, the medicines we retail can only be shipped to UK addresses

We have 3 options for delivery: 

UK Standard Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 48

  • Track from shipping to delivery
  • Usually delivered within 3 working days of dispatch.
  • Price: £3.19 or FREE when spending over £35 

Express Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Track from shipping to delivery.
  • Usually delivered within 1-2 working days of dispatch
  • Price: £4.39

UK Premium Express Delivery - Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1 pm

  • Guaranteed service.  Delivered before 1 pm next working day (Mon-Fri) after being shipped.
  • Signature Required.
  • Price: £7.99

TravelPharm is proud to use Royal Mail as their preferred delivery partner for nearly 100% of our parcels.  Royal Mail delivers Monday – Friday and occasionally on Saturdays.  They do not deliver on Sundays. We reserve the right to use alternative carriers where Royal Mail is unsuitable.  This can occur with aerosols or large bulky items. 

All our parcels are shipped in non-branded discreet plain packaging for your peace of mind, but we reserve the right to use any packaging we deem appropriate.   

It is important to note that we have a handling time of 24-72 hours and this time is in addition to the courier service you select at checkout.  These turnaround times are a guide and will frequently be bettered, however, on odd occasions it may be longer. 

TravelPharm is a pharmacy and many of the products we sell require additional personal information.  This could be information about you and your health.  As stated in our privacy policy this data is held and treated with the strictest of confidence but is essential for us to ensure safe online retail of medicines.  This information needs to be processed by a qualified member of the team and so shipping and delivery dates are estimates and not guaranteed. 

TravelPharm will endeavour to provide fast shipping but we will not be held responsible for any losses that should occur if your order does not arrive in time.  The guaranteed service is only guaranteed for the loss of the product and the cost of the service.  The guarantee does extend to expenses accrued by you the customer as a direct result of shipping delays.

For further information on Royal Mail products follow this link   

BFPO (British Forces Post Office)

Regretfully, we do not ship to BFPO addresses.  

European and International Deliveries

TravelPharm does not ship to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.  This is because medicines licenced for use in the UK may not be licenced in the destination country.  This is a restriction placed on pharmacies by one of our regulators the MHRA. 

General Delivery Terms and Conditions

Lost parcels – Royal Mail:  Please report lost parcels as soon as possible to improve the chances of locating your item. All lost/missing parcels must be reported within 28 days of shipping.  Whilst most parcels arrive on time or sooner than expected parcels do occasionally get lost or delayed.  In the first instance please contact your local sorting office as they may have the parcel.  Should the parcel not be located then contact our customer service team and we will open a claim with Royal Mail and where applicable arrange with you to reship the item or issue a refund.  

Delivery Address – It is your responsibility (the customer) to enter the correct delivery address at the point of ordering.  Should you make an error it may be possible for us to amend the address so long as you call our customer service team promptly.  Once the order has been processed the address cannot be amended.  Any parcels returned to us due to delivery address errors may be charged a redelivery fee and administration fee.  

Part Shipping – We may, at our discretion part ship an order or remove items from an order.  Where this occurs a refund for the removed items will be made. 

Delivery Dates – All delivery dates are estimates and are not guarantees of shipping or delivery dates.  The exception to this is the Special Delivery Service which is an upgrade on our Express service and must be pre-agreed.


Returns Policy

We understand that you may, at times want to return an item you've purchased from us.  Not all items can be returned but for the ones that can please read the policy below. 

What can’t I return? 

In the UK products of a medical nature cannot be returned to a retailer for a refund when/if the product is no longer wanted.  This applies to all medicines retailed at TravelPharm.  For clarity, medicines will have a UK product licence.  Common medicines that TravelPharm sell (and this list is not exhaustive) include anti-malaria tablets and common over the counter medicines like pain killers and antihistamines.  Medicines are not strictly limited to tablets, creams and liquids can also be medicines.  If in doubt please phone the team for advice. 

Return of Unwanted Items – It is your responsibility to notify us within 14 days of receipt of the parcel of the intention to return one or all items.  Once authorisation from customer services has been granted we must receive the return within 14 days.  You, the customer, will be liable for the cost of returning the items.  This includes situations where free delivery was offered with the order. 

Errors or Damaged Items – We apologise in advance if we make a mistake or items arrive damaged.  Please contact our customer services team to arrange the return of faulty or damaged goods.  A returns label will be provided by email.

Refused deliveries – You may only refuse delivery if the parcel arrives damaged.  In this situation, you must notify our customer services team within 7 days.  Refusal of a parcel is not means of initiating a return of an unwanted item.  

Parcels returned to us by the courier – If a parcel is returned to us for any reason without prior authorisation we will attempt to contact you so we can resend the parcel back to you. 

The Returns Process: 

1)     Please phone TravelPharm on 0119 512092 to notify us that you wish to return an item.  We will require your name, address, order number and the reason for the return.

2)     Not all items can be returned.  Should the item be suitable for return, a returns number will be generated.  Please clearly write this on the packaging.

3)     Ensure our address is clear and visible.  Returns should be addressed to: 


    Returns Department

    Manor House

    Merlin Way


    DE7 4RA 

4)     Where we have made an error or a product is faulty or defective a prepaid returns label will be provided.

5)     Once we have received the item safely a refund will be issued. 

We recommend that you obtain proof of postage when returning items to us.  We will not be held liable for parcels lost when being returned to us. 

Returned items that are in an unsaleable or damaged condition. We reserve the right to reduce the amount of money refunded, especially where evidence of use beyond basic handling has occurred.  All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.

Failed Deliveries – On occasion, we may be notified of a failed delivery.  Upon receipt of the returned item, we will endeavour to contact you and attempt to resend the parcel. 

For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.

Are these tablets 100% effective?

In short No. No anti-malaria tablet is guaranteed to prevent malaria, but most are very effective if taken correctly. In addition, taking extra precautions like using insect repellents and sleeping under mosquito nets can reduce the risk even further of being infected with the malaria parasite and in combination with the anti malaria tablets you can reduce your risk even further. 

For more advice follow this link to our bite avoidance page or check out our great range of insect repellents.

Where Should I use Anti-Malarial tablets?

Unfortunately, the global malaria picture changes rapidly and your risk will, therefore, vary as well. Here at Travelpharm, we use a wide variety of resources to help us make up to date and accurate decisions about suitability. Some of these resources include the FitForTravel website, TravelHealthPro and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Please ensure you consult the latest guidance or contact Travelpharm on 01159 512092 for free advice.  



Will I get side effects when taking malaria tablets?

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to know whether you will get side effects from any medicine until you have tried it. 

Malaria medicines seem to have notoriety when it comes to side effects but here at Travelpharm we think that is unjust.

Whilst this should not serve as a personal recommendation, products like Malarone, Generic Malarone and Maloff Protect tend to be very well tolerated with upset stomachs being the most common complaint. Similar is true for Doxycycline as well, but 3% of people may suffer a reaction to sunlight (like sunburn).

Of all the antimalarial products we prescribe at Travelpharm Lariam (Mefloquine) has the worst reputation, but it is used successfully without side effects in many individuals and is a very important product for us to have available. For further information please call on 01159 512092

I am pregnant which antimalarial can I take?

This is a question you must take up with your own Doctor/Midwife. If pregnant, breastfeeding or hoping to start a family, and about to take antimalarials, it is vital that you discuss this fully with your GP before doing so.

Are you happy with this answer?

Travel to malaria risk areas whilst pregnant is not recommended for many reasons and advice to all would be mums is do not travel. If travel to a malaria zone is unavoidable then we must take precautions to ensure you do not contract malaria this includes mosquito nets and mosquito bite avoidance. All antimalarial medicines are unlicensed during pregnancy and breastfeeding so there needs to be a careful risk assessment carried out to ensure the risks are outweighed by the benefits. 

Please call us on 0844 8221219 for further help or assistance as we may be in a position to help.