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Cause Of Lariam Allergy
Lariam allergy: Lariam (Mefloquine) is an Anti-parasite medication that is used to treat and prevent malaria. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/lariam-side-effects.html ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Yes: Most symptoms occur early in the therapy and will go away. ...Read more
What is the chemical make up of lariam. What is the specific chemical in this drug that would react with the amygdala?
Mefloquine: Lariam® is mefloquine, an antimalarial drug. It can cause neuropsychiatric side effects like confusion, irrational fear, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, and others. I'm not a neuroscientist and don't know if any of these are related to the amygdala. Other antimalarial drugs usually can be substituted it. If you have such symptoms, immediately see a doctor experienced in malaria. ...Read more
My 9 month olds doctor prescribed lariam to her and since i gave her the pill she wakes up at night cry non stop which she doesn't do before?
Seek alternative: At 9 mo the kid falls into a group where the manufacturer states they don't know if it will work to prevent malaria. (any kid under 40 lb) Given the manufacturers comment and the child's response to the medication, I would stop it and find something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a risk/danger in taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) with lariam (malaria prevention)?
Yes: Mefloquine (lariam) and atenolol (tenoretic) interact with each other. Make sure that your doctor(s) know you are taking both medications as the Mefloquine increases the levels of atenolol. An easy place to find out whether medications interact with eachother is webmd (http://reference.Medscape.Com/drug-interactionchecker?Src=ppc_google&ef_id=cyrm41riaqaalpg:20101117051308:s). ...Read more
Allergy is inherited: The tendency to develop allergy is inherited. Therefore, children of allergic parents are likely to develop allergies as well. Still, it is not 100% and feeding during infancy and exposures to the outside, viral infections and other factors contribute to the severity of allergic symptoms. ...Read more
Triggers, vs. causes: "Allergy" occurs when your immune system misinterprets harmless things in your external environment as potential threats and starts reacting in a recognizable way. Food, medication, stings, and airborne allergens like pollen, dust mites, animal proteins, mold spores all can trigger severe allergies in some, but why some people develop allergy and some don't is still a mystery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more
Depends: Crab allergy is a shellfish allergy and can develop at any time during adulthood. Why some adults can consume crabs their entire life without any problems and others can go on to develop symptoms is unknown. Shellfish allergy is a common adult allergen and symptoms can vary from one accidental exposure to the next so avoidance once symptoms develop is the best way to manage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more