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Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
12/5/2012 6:44:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took Malerone for only 5 days out of 11 whilst in Africa. Memory loss and brain fog whilst taking it plus I observed others with more severe symptoms so we stopped the drug. Plus we'd moved out of the "danger area". However side effects much worse when we stopped the drug 2 weeks ago. flu like symptoms, weird very vivid disturbing dreams,brain fog and eye sight slightly worse. One po ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
6/23/2012 1:51:15 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
In the Rift Valley region of Kenya where my family recently traveled, two took Malarone, two took nothing....all four of us were clinically diagnosed with malaria 2-4 times...person 1 on malarone...3 times in Kenya and a relapse in America. person 2 on malarone 2 rounds in Kenya. Person 3 no prophylaxis 3 rounds in Kenya one on return. Person 4 no malarone 2 rounds in Kenya 0 at home. Med seems t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
6/13/2012 9:30:51 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extreme diarrhea day 4 and off and on for duration. Seemed to be worse in eves. stopped 3 days early....lost 10 pounds in 16days, diarrhea keeps coming back.

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
3/9/2012 11:24:03 PM

Reviewer: how odd, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
At the recommendation of my travel medicine doctor I took Malarone for 2 weeks at the end of 2010 while in Laos. Even though I found the drug easy to take and didn't experience any of the more severe side effects, I did feel a bit vague and dizzy at times (kinda like having a bad hangover, even though I wasn't drinking). Nothing too unmanageable, more of an annoyance really. However, since ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
10/18/2011 12:34:05 PM

Reviewer: Sue, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took Malaron for 9 weeks when working in Malawi. Easy to take. No listed side effects when there except - my hair started falling out (a lot). On my return, blood tests show a high reading on liver and kidney function. Now having retest to see why? I am tired, lethergic and down - the doc thinks it has been trigered by the Malaron

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