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Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
8/9/2015 2:00:58 PM

Reviewer: Deborah, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My stool turned green having taken the drug for just 2 days. I don't know what this means.

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
6/18/2015 6:55:18 AM

Reviewer: LeeuPiet, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Brain Fog symptoms started during use for about two weeks and continued after taking malanil (Malarone)

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
2/6/2015 7:18:58 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I personally have used malarone before and have not had any major problems with it. However, my boyfriend took it for the first time today and he almost passed out in a museum. He was well hydrated and fed so we were almost positive it was from the medication. He kept getting pale and lightheaded and his vision would go in an out. This happened for about an hour before he fell asleep. He will not ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
1/17/2015 4:58:33 PM

Reviewer: grrrr, 3-6 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Been in DRC for 18 months - 3 year old taking malarone for this time. She still got malaria. We are sooooo careful with avoiding bites - but ultimately malarone didn't prevent malaria. Maybe it reduced the seriousness - who knows? Plenty of anecdotal evidence of expats on malarone getting malaria. What's the point? We are risking the side effects when its so easy to get a test at the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
12/17/2014 1:36:25 PM

Reviewer: travelbug248, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I broke out with severe hives that covered my entire body (literally, head to toe), got very sunburnt (even when frequently applying SPF 30), and generally felt ill after 4 days of taking the medication. I went to the hospital where I was tested for liver & kidney damage (came back fine) and was instructed to cease taking Malarone as it was doing more harm than good. I was staying on a gam ... Show Full Comment

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