QUESTION Which drug is better for kids for anti-malaria - Malarone or Mefloquine. I have heard about lot of side-effects of Mefloquine. So, which is a safer drug out of these two or is there any other drug with no side-effects? Is it important to take anti-malaria pills keeping in mind the side-effects? ANSWER Both drugs are considered safe for children, though Malarone … [Read more...]
Affected by Lariam… How to Help?
QUESTION Five years ago my husband was working in Africa. To get protection against malaria, he took Lariam. Since then, he became strange, poor sleep, constant depression, insecurity and distrust, inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, anger, strange behavior. I insisted to see a doctor, but he refuses, saying that this is the problem of diabetes (he has type 2 diabetes) and stress at … [Read more...]
Lariam Side Effects
QUESTION My son is playing tennis in Rwanda, Africa. He feels terrible and I suspect it may be the Lariam. He has a fever and has been seeing stuff like snakes, etc. I am very worried as there is no doctor nearby. Is there anything to do to help him? The last Lariam he took was on Saturday. ANSWER Certainly Lariam is associated with some severe side effects, which include hallucinations … [Read more...]