[Psychopathological Phenomena in Long-Term Follow-Up of Acute Psychosis After Preventive Mefloquinine (Lariam) Administration]

Nervenarzt. 1996 May;67(5):404-6.
[Article in German]

Abstract

There are some reports about neuropsychiatric side effects associated with the intake of the antimalarial drug mefloquine. We report a long-term observation of a patient suffering for his first time on an acute psychosis under mefloquine prophylaxis. Mefloquine's role as a drug possibly inducing psychosis and the influence of vulnerability therefore will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antimalarials / administration & dosage
  • Antimalarials / adverse effects*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Malaria / prevention & control*
  • Male
  • Mefloquine / administration & dosage
  • Mefloquine / adverse effects*
  • Psychoses, Substance-Induced / diagnosis
  • Psychoses, Substance-Induced / etiology*
  • Psychoses, Substance-Induced / psychology
  • Risk Factors
  • Travel*

Substances

  • Antimalarials
  • Mefloquine