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Review: could Malarone cause Dizziness?

Summary: Dizziness could be caused by Malarone, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clenil modulite, and have Malaria prophylaxis.

We study 1,966 people who have side effects while taking Malarone from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,917 people reported to have side effects when taking Malarone. Among them, 109 people (5.69%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,286,758 people who have Dizziness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dizziness in Malarone reports

Time on Malarone when people have Dizziness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dizziness83.82%14.71%0.00%1.47%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Malarone * :

FemaleMale
Dizziness63.03%36.97%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Malarone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%2.06%6.19%23.71%18.56%17.53%24.74%7.22%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Malarone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Malaria prophylaxis (78 people, 71.56%)
  2. Malaria (13 people, 11.93%)
  3. Prophylaxis (7 people, 6.42%)
  4. Rhinitis allergic (2 people, 1.83%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (1 people, 0.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clenil modulite (5 people, 4.59%)
  2. Levothyroxine sodium (4 people, 3.67%)
  3. No concurrent medication (4 people, 3.67%)
  4. Xanax (4 people, 3.67%)
  5. Tevax (4 people, 3.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Nancy (3 years ago):

I have been dizzy since I took Malarone 5 years ago. I have balance issues, loss of vision, auditory and visual stimulation and learning problems.
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