Toxicity of mefloquine is similar to that of other chemoprophylaxisBMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.191b (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:191
- Ashley Croft
- Senior registrar in public health medicine Army Medical Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Aldershot GU12 5RR
EDITOR,--The revised guidelines on chemoprophylaxis against malaria perpetuate the notion that mefloquine is relatively innocuous when used for this purpose.1 This view has been challenged by some authorities,2 who argue that the side effects of mefloquine have been greatly underreported. As White recognised in an editorial on mefloquine, this tendency to understate the toxicity of the durg has followed from the poor scientific quality of almost all of the early studies on use of mefloquine.3
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