Lariam (mefloquine hydrochloride), the anti malarial drug produced by Hoffman-La Roche, has rarely been out of the news since its introduction in the 1980s. ...
I read your piece on Lariam (WDDTY vol 14 no 5) and thought I’d report some experiences my family had over Christmas in Kenya with Malarone [atovaquone/proguanil hydrochloride].
Summer’s here, and with many of you heading to some far-flung corner of the world, the Food and Drug Administration, America’s drugs regulator, has conveniently issued a special warning about Lariam, the antimalarial drug.
MALARIA DRUG: Join the queue
STOP THE PRESSES: Weighing everything up, and in due consideration of
Mefloquine, the latest and greatest malaria drug, also comes with the worse side effects. The greatest of these is severe psychological disturbances, such as panic attacks and hallucinations, vom ...
* Larium under investigation
The US army has launched a study into the side-effects of antimalarial drug mofloquine (Lariam) following allegations that the drug might be linked to suicides