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User Reviews for Mefloquine

Also known as: Lariam

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For Malaria Prevention: "Took them a week before a 10 day trip to Ghana and continued the 4 weeks after. Noticed a slight dizzy feeling but more like a mellow buzz as If I've had a gin & tonic the day after which seemed to come and stay a few days after the weekly dose. Did not notice anything else and the other side effects I have had with Malarone and Doxycyline (Fatigue, headaches and slight nausea) were not present at all. No strange dreams of vertigo as may others have described."

   
9.0

jonasl (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 13, 2017

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For Malaria Prevention: "I used Mefloquine for Malaria prevention in India. While I was in India I didn't experience any side effects, however after I returned to Canada I developed flu like symptoms such as chills, fatigue, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Several days after developing the flu like symptoms I developed a skin rash on my face and neck. It has now been a week and I still have congestion, diarrhea and the rash, but the rest of the flu symptoms have gone away. I seen my doctor immediately, however my doctor hasn't told me to stop with the medication and we're currently doing blood tests to monitor the side effects."

   
6.0

Allie from Canada March 22, 2017

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria Prevention: "took Larium on a trip to Indonesia and had huge vivid excruciating nightmares each night. i never usually remember my dreams, but this trip was disturbed each night by bolting out of my bed with my heart pounding and sweat all over my body. it was a truly horrible experience. next trip I took Malarone and all was good. I met a fellow traveler in another part of Indonesia on this 2nd trip and she had the same experience with Larium that I had. I did not get Malaria but the drug side effects were not worth it to me."

   
1.0

skindrozzle September 20, 2016

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For Malaria: "I was prescribed to take 6 pills at once for treatment of malaria. Can't sleep, I keep having hallucinations when I close my eyes and can't focus when my eyes are open."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2016

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria Prevention: "Used Lariam in Zimbabwe for periods up to six weeks in country. Have taken this medication on 15 trips to Zimbabwe I have not experienced any side effects."

   
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Tsibindi (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2016

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria: "Very bad. It is one pill a day. Got anxiety, skin rash and was not hungry. Would not recommend"

   
1.0

Mariefrance October 21, 2015

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria Prevention: "As an A-Detachment medic i was forced to use this drug for over two years straight. I was also in charge of malaria chemoprophylaxis for my team. During the loading dose my guys started complaining of weird dreams and depression. Returning from South America at least 3 out of 11 of the team guys divorced their wives. By the time I raised the BS flag and started a new preventive treatment another 3 were on their way to divorce or had separated from spouse due to depression and other issues like anger and other issues directly associated with Lariam. I wrote an extensive report and pass it along to 7th Group Surgeon but did not even get a courtesy reply. Today I walk around with multiple issues depression, other mental and physical....."

   
1.0

a chance to cut is a chance to September 23, 2015

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For Malaria Prevention: "i was suppose to take it for six months but i did stop using it after two months as i suffered from strange dreams, paresthesia, numbness, fasciculations, sleep jerks and panic attacks. my symptoms did not disappear but they did improve with time. i think the reason was using other drugs while using mefloquine such as tramadol for migraine."

   
1.0

Anonymous July 20, 2015

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria Prevention: "I took this for two years whilst in East Africa. Although many people told me it was not good, I found no side effects and never have suffered from Malaria. I had regular Liver function teats and no adverse symptoms were found."

   
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Stevepoa June 17, 2013

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For Malaria Prevention: "After taking mefloquine I suffered from "sleep starts". Although I stopped using it, a new symptoms a rised like anxiety, parasthesia, hyper-reflexia, muscle twitching. It has been two years now but still having these symptoms but to a lesser extent."

   
9.0

tigo (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2013

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Lariam (mefloquine) for Malaria Prevention: "I took one of these and felt nearly suicidal within a few hours. The warning labels say if you have previously experienced "certain psychiatric conditions" then you should not take the medication. Well, those conditions include garden-variety depression which a pretty large percentage of the population has experienced. "

   
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RolandD December 19, 2012

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