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

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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

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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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