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User Reviews for Lariam to treat Malaria

Lariam has an average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 4 ratings for the treatment of Malaria. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 75% reported a negative experience.

Lariam rating summary

3.2/10 average rating

4 ratings from 5 user reviews.

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notAfan · Taken for less than 1 month · December 6, 2018

"Had the worst nightmare of a snake (my absolutely worst fear) after taking Lariam. The nightmare was in vivid colour and the sounds were sharp, which made it worse. It has been over 8 years and I can still remember the sound. I had never had a nightmare like that before and haven't had one like that since. I had malaria tons of times as a child. Malaria itself comes nowhere close to having this type of nightmare! Should a drug with this kind of side effect really be on the market?"

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RN · Taken for less than 1 month · September 1, 2018

"This drug should not be on the market and should not be distributed. There are better alternatives over this drug. The side effects of this drug are life altering. Myself and many others have experienced horrific side effects from this drug. If you have any family history or personal history of mental health conditions even minor depression - do not take this medication. There are also reports of suicidal idealisation."

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Buffalo soldier · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 18, 2017

"Used this for 7 months in central africa during UN-mission. We were a contingent of 150 soldiers using it. Out of the 150 soldiers using it, only a few experienced some side effects. The good thing is that you only have to take it once a week."

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Mehd · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 12, 2017

"I have been using Lariam for many years now but I haven't had any issues. I heard that some friends couldn't use it as they had health issues after taking it so I guess it is different from a person to a person. What I like about it, apart from protecting against malaria, is that you take just one tablet a week (Malaria day I call it). Unless you protect yourself all the time from being bitten by Mosquitoes none of the medicines out there will have 100% efficiency. Good luck!"

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Mariefrance · October 21, 2015

"Very bad. It is one pill a day. Got anxiety, skin rash and was not hungry. Would not recommend"

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