Mefloquine Bioequivalence Among 3 Commercially Available Tablets.

2014-08-27 03:35:39 | BioPortfolio


The objective of this study was to determine the bioequivalence among three commercial tablet formulations of MQ, i.e. Lariam, Mephaquin, and Mefloquine-(AC Farma) when given in combination with artesunate.


Pharmacokinetic parameters were determined for mefloquine in whole blood from Peruvian subjects with uncomplicated falciparum malaria administered Mephaquin®, Mefloquine-AC Farma, and Lariam®. The Mefloquine-AC Farma arm comprised 13 patients while the reference (Lariam) and Mephaquin arms consisted of 12 patients. Although Cmax was significantly less (p=0.04) in the Mephaquin arm (AUC0-t = 2500 ng/ml/day) relative to the reference (AUC0-t = 2820 ng/ml/day) arm, there were no significant differences in the AUC∞, tmax, and t1/2 for Mefloquine-AC Farma or Mephaquin relative to the reference. Except for the Cmax of the Mefloquine-AC Farma, the 90% confidence intervals for all parameters of both treatments were outside the specified FDA range of 80-125%. Therefore both formulations were not considered bioequivalent to the reference.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




Apoyo Hospital




Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:35:39-0400

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