Psychological problems after mefloquine and chloroquine

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.192 (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:192
  1. Patricia Lench
  1. Voluntary Service Overseas Palmalmal, Papua New Guinea

    EDITOR,--Most doctors will have taken chloroquine for short periods when travelling to exotic destinations. I had done so in Egypt, Jordan, and Syria: I had taken chloroquine for six weeks at any one time and felt confident about taking it for two years when I came to Papua New Guinea.

    Initially I felt well, but after one month I became lethargic and would fall asleep in meetings. I had early morning waking and …

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