But they came home to a living hell with many now saying they are existing in a "Jekyll and Hyde" world because of Lariam
is not the main antimalarial drug used by the armed forces, at least 17,368 personnel were prescribed it at least once between the start of April 2007 and the end of March 2015, according to official MoD figures.
is known to cause severe psychiatric problems in a number of people who take it; the question of whether it causes suicide remains officially open.
Hundreds of reports of adverse side effects on the antimalarial drug Lariam
also are on file, and the Army is investigating whether Lariam
played a role in murders at Ft.
Mefloquine, marketed as Lariam
by Roche Pharmaceuticals, is approved for the treatment and prevention of malaria.
He said there is no scientific evidence of a causal link between Lariam
and suicide or suicidal ideation, based on all data currently available.
Prescribed for 22 million people since 1985, Lariam
use is associated with vivid dreams, insomnia and dizziness and is known to be correlated with neuropsychiatric problems in a tiny percentage of cases, found in one large study to be 1 in 13,000.
None of it is helped by the insomnia produced by Lariam
, the newest anti-malarial medication, whose package insert includes the warning, "Don't drive a car if you're hallucinating.
There has been controversy over Lariam
, an anti-malarial drug which can cause psychosis.
for an example of how Roche used a crisis team to respond to a case study involving its anti-malarial drug Lariam
, the most widely prescribed antimalarial medicine, has disabling side effects for only a very small number of people.
A course of Lariam
in the weeks before travelling will help to safeguard against the disease, but is not 100 per cent effective.
Matthew Parris, the broadcaster and writer, has said that he would have preferred malaria to the side-effects of Lariam
, the drug he was told to take to protect himself against it.
We have two drugs here that can treat malaria: Fansidar and Lariam
IRISH soldiers prescribed the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam
have told how they are living in a "Jekyll and Hyde" hell because of the side-effects.