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Review: could Lariam cause Cfs?

Summary: Cfs could be caused by Lariam, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zoloft, and have Malaria prophylaxis.

We study 2,900 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 (latest outcomes from 2,932 users) has active ingredients of mefloquine hydrochloride. It is often used in malaria.

Cfs

Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) (latest reports from 12,164 patients) has been reported by people with acne, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 2,900 people reported to have side effects when taking Lariam. Among them, 9 people (0.31%) have Cfs. They amount to 0.08% of all the 11,845 people who have Cfs on eHealthMe.

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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  • Sarcoidosis caused complete heart block. Pacemaker implanted in December 2009 but for the past two years I have had palpitations caused by around 3.7 million ectopic heartbeats per year.

    Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.

    Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems

    Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake

    Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.

    ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.

    Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given

    I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.

    Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have chiari (decompressed), Syringomyelia, Intracranial hypertension, Tethered cord (surgery), CranioCervical Instability, Ehlers Danlos with mixed connective tissue disorder, crohns, afib, superventricular tachycardia and mast cell activation disorder

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.

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