Due to maintenance, the Publications.gc.ca website may operate intermittently between 5:00 am ET until 9:00 am ET on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Surgeon General report on mefloquine: D2-526/2017E-PDF
“The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) approach to malaria prevention, including use of malaria medication (called malaria chemoprophylaxis (MCP)), is consistent with the Canadian clinical practice guidelines (CPG) on malaria prevention and treatment. In most areas where the most dangerous form of malaria occurs (Plasmodium falciparum), the Canadian CPG and the CAF recommend that travelers use one of three options for MCP: mefloquine, atovaquone-proguanil (AP) (brand name Malarone), or doxycycline. Within the CAF and with respect to these options, the current policy is that the individual member, after suitable discussion with their health care provider, can choose his/her preferred agent from among those that are deemed medically suitable. The continued use of mefloquine as a MCP option in the CAF has recently received significant scrutiny. Given the concerns that have been raised about mefloquine, the Canadian Armed Forces Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) instructed the Surgeon General (SG) to critically analyze the body of knowledge regarding mefloquine, and to undertake a review of the CAF experience with the medication. This report is the SG response to this tasking"--Introd., p. 1, 2.
|Department/Agency||Department of National Defence. Surgeon General Branch.|
|Title||Surgeon General report on mefloquine|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
|Electronic Document|| |
Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact the authoring department to request a format other than those available.
We invite you to consult the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information regarding the Archived Content notice.
Note: The URLs contained in this/these document(s) may no longer be functional
|Note||Issued also in French under title: Rapport du médecin général sur la méfloquine. Cover title.|
|Number of Pages||66 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Military personnel, Drugs, Health impact|
- Date modified: