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

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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,

In brief: 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,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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