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Fatalville
09-21-2013, 12:47
Here is an open source site that had the new Mefloquine Policy and guidelines. Please circulate this through the channels to make sure everyone sees and reads the entire thing. This drug should never have been used by Special Operators. The drug was well known to cause hallucinations and psychiatric side effects since it was created by the Army at the end of the Vietnam War. Mefloquine is a Psychotropic drug. Pilots and Divers are forbidden to use it because it causes vestibular problems which effect depth perception and balance. The drug was chosen to use because it was cheap and you only needed to take it once a wekk. The drug was never as safe as it was stated to be. DOL!

Click on the link below to download the new policy.
http://twitdoc.com/upload/ritaoreilly/usasoc-mefloquine-instruction.pdf

FDA BLACK BOX WARNING ON MEFLOQUINE - Permanent Brain Damage
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm362227.htm

Additional Information for Patients
Mefloquine may cause dizziness, balance problems, and ringing in the ears. These symptoms can occur at any time during use and can last for months to years after the drug is stopped or can be permanent.
Contact your health care professional right away if you take mefloquine and experience any of the following signs and symptoms; it may be necessary to stop mefloquine and take another medication to prevent malaria, but do not do so without first talking with your health care professional:
Dizziness
Balance problems such as a feeling that you or things around you are moving or spinning (vertigo)
Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
Convulsions or seizures
Inability to sleep (insomnia)
If you already have or develop any mental problems, you should contact your health care professional right away. These mental problems include:
Anxiety
Feelings of mistrust towards others (paranoia)
Seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
Depression
Restlessness
Confusion
Behavior that is unusual
Carefully read the Medication Guide and the wallet card that come with your mefloquine prescription.
Discuss any questions or concerns about mefloquine with your health care professional.
Report any side effects you experience to your health care professional and the FDA MedWatch program, using the information in the Contact FDA box at the bottom of the page.