Mefloquine is a medication used to prevent malaria.
Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite (Plasmodium species), which can spread to humans by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.
To prevent malaria, you may protect yourself against mosquito bites by
Following these guidelines and medication does not mean that you will not get malaria. If you have a fever or experience chills between 1 week and up to 1 year after your return, you should seek medical attention. Inform the doctor that you have been to a country where malaria is common. Malaria can be effectively treated if discovered early. A delay in treatment may result in serious health problems.