Review: could Lariam cause Cfs?


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 prophylaxis . We study 2,889 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 Lariam 2,922 users)

Cfs

Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, agitation, drowsiness, diarrhea, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 2,454 Cfs patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

2,889 people reported to have side effects when taking Lariam.
Among them, 9 people (0.31%) have Cfs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lariam cause Cfs?

Time on Lariam when people have Cfs *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cfs when taking Lariam *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Cfs when taking Lariam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 57.14 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Malaria Prophylaxis (3 people)
  • Depression (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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