What are the possible side effects of mefloquine (Lariam)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking mefloquine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- depressed mood, feeling restless or anxious;
- confusion, extreme fear, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- severe or uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea;
- cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
- nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored...
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What are the precautions when taking mefloquine (Lariam)?
Before taking mefloquine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to quinine or quinidine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have the following medical conditions: active or recent depression, anxiety disorder, psychiatric disorders, seizure disorders.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems, liver problems.
This medication may cause dizziness or loss of balance. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities...
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