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Can the side effects of lariam go away?

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Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Latium Side Effects: Generally the lucid dreams and other more common side effects abate when the medication is stopped. However this medication can provoke more long term behavioral effects that can lead to long term complications. In the U.S. there are specific warnings (black box) against the use of this drug when there is a history of certain mental diseases / seizures. Please refer to these before using this med

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is lariam and it's side effects?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Aka mefloquine: It is used to treat malaria. Adverse reactions - serious: cardiac conduction disturbances including qt prolongation, psychiatric reactions. Frequent: dizziness, loss of balance, sleep disturbances (especially early in therapy and in women). Early vomiting in children with malaria treatment dose.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Will the side effects of lariam go away?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Most symptoms occur early in the therapy and will go away.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do the side effects of lariam go away after the first few doses?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Most symptoms occur early in the therapy and will go away.

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