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    1-5 of 5
    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria that is Resistant to Chloroquine
    10/15/2010 3:02:11 PM

    Reviewer: LRMinthesky, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I last used this drug in 1997 on a trip to India to visit my family (I was 13 at the time). Fortunately, the medication prevented me from getting malaria. Unfortunately, it made me so psychologically miserable those three weeks I was there that I haven't been able to bring myself to visit my extended family there ever since. Not only did I have the depression and an extreme longing to retur ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria that is Resistant to Chloroquine
    5/18/2010 6:03:47 PM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Suffered severe Anxiety, Depression and Paranoia while taking this drug. Took me many years to stop wanting to kill myself, let alone enjoy life at all. I had no previous problems with mental illness, but there is a history in my family. DO NOT TAKE this drug if you have a family history or any problems with mental illness yourself. It ruined as many as 10 yrs of my life.

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria that is Resistant to Chloroquine
    3/15/2009 10:15:27 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Took it in 2003 and found myself in a deep, dark pit that took me years to crawl out of. In addition to the usual symptoms, tinnitus, anxiety, panics attacks, etc, my emotions disappeared (except terror - that stayed). I guess you cannot imagine what it must be like not having emotions, until you experience it. And then pain disappeared. I could injure myself without feeling it.

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria that is Resistant to Chloroquine
    9/6/2008 6:40:18 PM

    Reviewer: Bigblue88, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this drug when I went to volunteer in Africa for 6 weeks. It turned out to be a complete disaster for me. IT RUINED MY LIFE. What was supposed to be a special time for me was wrecked by Lariam. I had insomnia, troubles breathing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, alchohol intolerance, liver damage, suicidal thoughts, and personality changes. I was not properly informed about these side effects w ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Falciparum Malaria that is Resistant to Chloroquine
    5/16/2008 11:55:48 AM

    Reviewer: carol, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    i took this in 1996 while going to live in thailand.within 7 weeks i was a wreak.panic attackk ,also had a convulsion.to my mind this drug caised all this and before all this i had never had any health problems.also noticed alcohol intolerance as in even after a couple of drinks i would suffer terribly the next day and i still do to this day

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