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Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
7/9/2009 1:58:08 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have taken Malarone before with no side effects. I have been on the medication for 30 days now and have had 4 episodes of dizzeness with loss of peripheral vision(see stars and fuzzies at the outer edge of vision), memory loss(I can't spell the simplest words, and nothing in print looks correct but is.)and a headache that feels like pressure on my brain. These episodes last an hour or two ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
7/5/2009 6:34:12 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am about to take this drug and got a little wierded out by the descriptions of rashes. I am very curious to know if your Dr. tested you for other diseases, such as Chikungunya, which causes a rash on the trunk and legs and extreme fatigue.

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
6/2/2009 1:19:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have traveled to Uganda, Africa seven times in the past four years and have taken Malarone on each of those trips. I start two days before I leave (per my doctor) and continue for seven days after I return, taking the tablet with breakfast each morning. My normal series is about eighteen tablets in all. I have not contracted malaria and have not had the side effects the other reviewers have n ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
6/1/2009 8:59:09 PM

Reviewer: PZ, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Had taken Malarone at least 4 previous times with zero side-effects. 9 days into this round, on the plane ride back from Asia, with several more days to take it, started to feel slight tightness in chest - thought I was getting a cold. Got somewhat worse by the time I reached home. Next morning developed bright red very itchy rash all over and chest tightness was getting worse. By evening, wen ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria
1/4/2009 9:40:51 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Three days after taking this, i broke out in a rash that seems to involved every hair follicle on my back. It gradually spread down from the top of my back to my thighs. I finally saw a Doctor who told me to stop (i've left the malarial area) and the rash seems to be reducing a bit. But overall, it was one of the worst side effects I've ever experienced.

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