Lariam


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Lariam

(ˈlærɪæm)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a brand of mefloquine, used in the treatment and prevention of malaria
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Health officials now acknowledge Lariam can cause severe side effects, some of which can be permanent.
Mefloquine was previously sold under the brand name Lariam, which is not currently being marketed.
He said: "I found a significantly elevated risk of suicide in the early years after deployment among soldiers who had been prescribed Lariam.
TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn warned Lariam had dangerous side-effects and there were alternatives available.
Lariam has been associated with nightmares and psychosis in approximately one in 10,000 people but the risk is far less than the risk of developing malaria in an endemic area.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for travelers (a) Drug Adult dose Pediatric dose Lariam (mefloquine) 250 mg orally each week < 5 kg: 5 mg/kg 5-10 kg: 1/8 tab 11-20 kg: 1/4 tab 21-30 kg: 1/2 tab 31-45 kg: 3/4 tab > 45 kg: 1 tab *all doses given once/week Malarone 250/100 mg orally each 11-20 kg: 62.
Erik van Lieshout's video LARIAM, 2001, projected in a low shack made of cardboard and tape and resembling an upside-down pillbox, captures the artist in Ghana asking locals to help him turn a hard-to-pronounce Dutch phrase into a rap song.
NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Sergeant (SSG) Georg-Andreas Pogany, who, on his second day in Iraq with the Army Special Forces, suffered a severe panic attack after seeing the remains of a dead Iraqi, was diagnosed last week with brain stem damage induced by drug toxicity likely caused by the anti-malarial drug Lariam.
A TALENTED Cambridge undergraduate killed herself having suffered ``a complete personality change'' after taking the controversial antimalaria drug Lariam, her father told an inquest yester-day.
Mefloquine, marketed as Lariam by Roche Pharmaceuticals, is approved for the treatment and prevention of malaria.
He said there is no scientific evidence of a causal link between Lariam and suicide or suicidal ideation, based on all data currently available.
None of it is helped by the insomnia produced by Lariam, the newest anti-malarial medication, whose package insert includes the warning, "Don't drive a car if you're hallucinating.