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Medicine For 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
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
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
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
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
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