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    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

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
    10/23/2013 2:33:13 PM

    Reviewer: Lynn, on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Weight gain, disorientation, nightmares

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
    8/22/2013 2:08:41 PM

    Reviewer: MichaelG, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have lived in West Africa for 7 years now. My company requires me to take Malarone or be sent home. I have had the normal side effects like mouth cold sores and some stomach umpset but none beyond that. Those that come to Africa for the first time should be careful when attributing diarrhea to the malarone... Most likely would have gotten the diarrhea either way... We have 400 expats working ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
    7/24/2013 4:03:23 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took the drug for 16 days, starting the day before I went to Africa. I don't think I got any mosquito bites. I'm stopping the drug a few days early because both legs have weird rashes on them. Doesn't itch, but this cannot be good for me. (Also, I have no idea which type of malaria is in Kenya; I just picked one from the drop down box).

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
    12/21/2012 5:01:28 PM

    Reviewer: travellergirl, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took Malarone for 15 days, before stopping due to severe side effects. Rash started on feet and knees, spread to legs, arms, hands, spine and torso. Couldn't sleep for 5 nights due to intense itching, worse than any pain I've ever experienced. Don't let anyone tell you this drug is side effect free! I will never take malaria prophylaxis again; better just to try not to get bitten ... Show Full Comment

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