U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Probably: 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
All medications have: 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,
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 17, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.