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Dannatt "quite content to say sorry" over Lariam

Old 3rd Sep 2016, 19:55
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Courtney Mil, I believe the weekly drug was Chloroquine. I'm sure as aircrew in the RAF we were not allowed to take Lariam because of it's side effects, could be wrong fair while ago now!
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they all have issues - it's balance on how long you are likely to exposed to risk and effects of the drugs
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 18:37
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A bit of a trawl through Google/Wiki brought up the following extracts (Bold print mine):

...Mefloquine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Mefloquine, sold under the brand names Lariam

Mepacrine (INN), also called quinacrine (USAN) or by the trade name Atabrine, is a drug with several medical applications. It is related to mefloquine...

In India/Burma in WWII, we were all recommended to take a Mepacrine tablet every day as a prophylactic against malaria. Most people (including me) did so, but there was no compulsion AFAIK. In spite of the "relation" cited above, I don't recall any neurological or psychiatric side effects - but some people reported a yellowing of the skin in consequence.

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I donīt recall having any adverse effects taking Paludrine whilst serving in various places duing my time in the RAF. I did however get Malaria after a stint of working as a civilian on a small Indonesian island called Natuna.

I was taking Nivaquine prescribed by the then company doctor which obviously didnīt work as a prophylactic. After diagnosis I was treated and cured by a large dose of............yep, Nivaquine. Donīt recall any ill effects whilst taking it as a prophylactic either.
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