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|Fri, 18 Oct 2013 |
I have been reading a lot about Artequin and have done some research. I took this medicine on 9/23/2013 and have been in the gutter ever since. My symptoms range from neurological like dizziness, vertigo. Cardiac problems like palpitations, lightheaded ness, shortness o breath. I have also had some psychological effects like anxiety. I have been to the ER three times. I just read that mefloquine which is 700mg of the composition of Artequin was given a black box label by the FDA in on July 2013. This drug has a very long half life of about a month or longer with long lasting side effects that might be permanent in some cases. My question right now is how can I detoxify. Need this drug out of my system. I am weak and have no energy to do anything. I feel so helpless here. And to think that I took this medicine as a prophylaxis. Let me know how any of you have come across regarding this medicine and how you are feeling. What has helped.
|Mon, 15 Jul 2013 |
I tool Artequin recently like 4 days ago... I've been dizzy, I haven't been able to keep anything down liquid or solid, I feel like I'm losing my breath or my heart isn't beating fast enough... What should I do please...
|Sat, 16 Nov 2013 |
I'm curious as to how you're feeling now? I took Artequin just a little over four weeks ago, and I'm still feeling a bit of dizziness, some kind of elusive headache that never quite goes away, and a general feeling of not being quite well.
Some days back these side effects began to fade, but somehow returned. I'm worried something else is wrong with me. I had malaria and typhoid tests taken and nothing was found. I'm just wonderring what the heck if going on?
|Thu, 02 May 2013 |
I took Artequin last week, and things have not been the same. one minute am ok, the next minute am all hot, few minutes later am shivering. I cant run up and down the stairs, and my head has been banging like never, i will never ever, take this medication. Thanks God i feel better now
|Sat, 06 Sep 2014 |
This drug should not be recommended for anyone at all. I wonder if it was subjected to clinical trials before it went commercial. It deprives me of sleep and even with a sleep inducing drug,I get 4-5hrs max. I had blood leaking through my nostrils, anxiety, internal heat sensations, body weakness. I am no longer battling with Malaria symptoms but side effect of the drug I used to cure the Malaria. It has been 3wks since I took my last dosage. The anxiey,internal heat sensations and body weakness are sporadic now. I hope I return to normal soon enough.
|Tue, 16 Nov 2010 |
After finnishing the dose for Artequin I started feeling, body twitching, weakness,dizzness, body cramps, headache, neck pain, sore joints and now am at my sixth day after the dose and still experiencing the side effects..
|Sat, 15 Oct 2011 |
Glad to hear it's getting better. Like I said, was a slooooooow climb back to normal. At times I wondered if that was my new normal. Thankfully, it wasn't and I'm back to working out and feeling energetic. All the really strange stuff I was feeling is gone. My eyes are still a little bloodshot, though. I went to the eye doctor and he told me my tear film was virtually gone -- another apparent med side effect! He gave me some drops and it has helped a bit and recommended I eat a lot of flax seed... Crazy how much damage a medicine can do! The heaviness in my head lasted a long time, as did the numbness/tingling in my extremeties. I did some hot/cold therapy -- run your hands/legs/whatever under hot water for 5 minutes and then cold water for five minutes alternating... It helps with circulation and I started taking cayenne pepper supplements and eating spicy foods. I'm not sure if it helpful, but the tingling has almost completey stopped now, so is worth a try.
Hope you're back to yourself soon!
|Tue, 22 Nov 2011 |
I feel severe discomfort from my chest down to my stomach. my esophagus seems to be tight. though i was told by several Doctors that I'm having anxiety, mild depression... etc. I kind of like feel something electric in my heart region. I pray God to save me from these ordeal.