Cured of Fear of Flying

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011 Mar;9(2):82. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2011.01.001. Epub 2011 Feb 9.

Abstract

A woman is described who developed fear of flying because she took mefloquine as malaria prophylaxis prior to the flight. Mefloquine, because of its potential neurotoxicity, should not be used for persons with fear of flying.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aircraft*
  • Antimalarials / administration & dosage
  • Antimalarials / adverse effects*
  • Dizziness / chemically induced
  • Doxycycline / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Malaria / prevention & control
  • Mefloquine / administration & dosage
  • Mefloquine / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nausea / chemically induced
  • Phobic Disorders / chemically induced*

Substances

  • Antimalarials
  • Doxycycline
  • Mefloquine