A member asked:

Is there a risk in taking lariam (malaria prevention)?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Claude Parola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Mefloquine( Lariam ) may cause psychiatry disturbances( depression/anxiety) cardiac rythm abnormality etc...; however, the benefit of preventing malaria outweighs the risk of these possible side effects.

Answered Jun 26, 2014


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

potential for side effects. Lariam side effects may include: confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, depressed mood, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, clay-colored stools, jaundice, weight loss, skin rash, itching, bruising, bleeding, headaches, shortness of breath, coughing, weakness & oral lesions,

Answered Oct 17, 2014



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