LARIAM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Malaria Prevention “My boyfriend and I we’re prescribed Larium for a trip around Asia, both 25 fit & healthy. Both have taken various malaria medication for other trips and have never reacted always been fine, even on months worth of doxycycline. After the first tablet, I was experiencing very vivid dreams-which was fine and had no issues even though some quite frightening. However over the next two weeks I have had all the symptoms including extreme nauseousness, consistent diarrhea (sometimes 7 times in one day) Insomnia, panic and anxiety attacks, faint feeling and worst of all tingling sensations and slight numbness in hands and legs – very scary at times. A can of coke helped. Please don’t take this medication and look for other alternatives not worth it”

Jessica M (taken for less than 1 month) October 12, 2017

For Malaria “Used this for 7 months in central africa during UN-mission. We were a contingent of 150 soldiers using it. Out of the 150 soldiers using it, only a few experienced some side effects. The good thing is that you only have to take it once a week.”

Buffalo soldier (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 18, 2017

For Malaria “I have been using Lariam for many years now but I haven’t had any issues. I heard that some friends couldn’t use it as they had health issues after taking it so I guess it is different from a person to a person. What I like about it, apart from protecting against malaria, is that you take just one tablet a week (Malaria day I call it).Unless you protect yourself all the time from being bitten by Mosquitoes none of the medicines out there will have 100% efficiency.Good luck!”

Mehd (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 12, 2017

For Malaria Prevention “took Larium on a trip to Indonesia and had huge vivid excruciating nightmares each night. i never usually remember my dreams, but this trip was disturbed each night by bolting out of my bed with my heart pounding and sweat all over my body. it was a truly horrible experience. next trip I took Malarone and all was good. I met a fellow traveler in another part of Indonesia on this 2nd trip and she had the same experience with Larium that I had. I did not get Malaria but the drug side effects were not worth it to me.”

skindrozzle September 20, 2016

For Malaria Prevention “Used Lariam in Zimbabwe for periods up to six weeks in country. Have taken this medication on 15 trips to Zimbabwe I have not experienced any side effects.”

Tsibindi (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2016

For Malaria “Very bad. It is one pill a day. Got anxiety, skin rash and was not hungry.Would not recommend”

Mariefrance October 21, 2015

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