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Medications

Some Veterans have raised concerns about certain vaccines and medications they received while serving in the military. Find out more about these vaccines and medications.
Certain Medically Unexplained Illness Related to Gulf War Service
The VA presumes certain medically unexplained illnesses are related to Gulf War service without regard to cause. Learn more
Mefloquine (brand name, Lariam®)
Mefloquine (brand name, Lariam®) is a drug that has been given to military personnel, including those serving in Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, for protection against malaria. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Mefloquine, a round, white tablet taken once a week, is also used for travelers visiting areas where malaria is found, based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mefloquine was approved by the FDA in May 1989. If you are concerned about mefloquine use or long-term side effects from taking mefloquine, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.

Mefloquine (brand name, Lariam®)

Mefloquine (brand name, Lariam®) is a drug given to military personnel to protect against malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes.