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1. Posted by unique2 (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi I just asked about doxycycline in a previous post and am realy not feeling it. Anyone every taken Malarone.

It says it has fewer side effect but is as effective.

2. Posted by meboubou (Inactive 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

euhm... In a groupe of 10 canadians, 7 where taking Malarone and no one had any problems with it what so ever... But I serisouly no not recomened WHAT SO EVER mefloquine...... I had serisouse nightmares, and hallicunations at the end of my trip, bad sleeping on the day I took it... just... don't go for mefloquine...

3. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would strongly recommend you check out the following website, passed on to me by my doctor.
you should find all the info you need there. Also the World Health Organisation site is also helpful.
Its worth remembering that everyone reacts differently to diffrent drugs, I have just started taking Lariam to see how I react, giving myself time to change if I need to before I go.
Good luck!

By the way, parts of Asia are Mefloquin resitant so not recommended. How about chloroquin and proguanil?

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 28, 2006 1:00 PM by baluba ]

4. Posted by adv3nture (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My wife and I both used Malarone during our trip to Peru this past May and we didn't experience any noticeable side effects.

Mayne in our group didn't have any antimalarial medication, but we figured better safe than sorry.

5. Posted by Tes2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My partner ans I also took Malarone this summer in Kenya. I had twice unexpected nausea but not sure if it was that but my partner got mouth ulcers when not taken with a yoghourt. Ok it's more expensive and you've got to take it everyday but nothing major to expect apparently (unlike mefloquine).

6. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I know a couple of people who have been to sea with no antimalarials, bu i am looking into which one is the best for me at the moment.

I called the school of tropical medicine today and was told that malarone mefloquine and doxycycline are all fine to use in SEA, but chloroquine is less effective due to the high resistance in certain areas.

I am going to go with mefloquine and will start taking it next week so i have time to change if needs be. Malarone is way out of my budget, so is not really even an option.

7. Posted by jongriff72 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Malarone is well expensive and not available in SEA. i took doxycycline and bought it in thailand for pennies. I stopped taking it after a few weeks as it makes you photosensitive (easily sunburnt) no other side effects from it though and it also acts as a antibiotic so stops you getting other illnesses easily. Depends how long you need to use it, we only used it in vietnam and cambodia where i thought the higher risk was. In thailand generally you don't need it.