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Who should take mefloquine?

Mefloquine is intended for adults traveling to tropical areas of Africa, Southeast Asia or South America, where malaria is prevalent. Children older than six months of age, weighing at least 44 pounds, may also take mefloquine if they are traveling to these regions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should alert their doctors before starting or continuing to take mefloquine. Those with a history of mental illness or heart, liver or kidney disease, should talk to their doctors before taking mefloquine.

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