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Review: could Lariam cause Cfs (Chronic fatigue syndrome)?

Summary: Cfs is found among people who take Lariam, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zoloft, and have Malaria.

We study 2,904 people who have side effects while taking Lariam from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Cfs. Find out below who they are, when they have Cfs and more.

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Lariam

Lariam has active ingredients of mefloquine hydrochloride. It is often used in malaria. (latest outcomes from 2,937 Lariam users)

Cfs

Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) has been reported by people with acne, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 2,745 Cfs patients)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 2,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Lariam. Among them, 9 people (0.31%) have Cfs.

Trend of Cfs in Lariam reports

Time on Lariam when people have Cfs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cfs0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cfs when taking Lariam * :

FemaleMale
Cfs55.56%44.44%

Age of people who have Cfs when taking Lariam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cfs0.00%0.00%57.14%14.29%0.00%28.57%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Cfs when taking Lariam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Cfs ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Malaria prophylaxis (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Depression (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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