Veteran: Anti-Malaria Drug Has Lasting Side Effects

The Associated Press 22 May 2018

DULUTH, Minn. — Eight years after being deployed in Afghanistan, a Minnesota Air National Guard veteran said he’s still living with the side effects of an anti-malaria drug he took while overseas.

Shawn Bolf was ordered to take mefloquine in 2010, KSTP-TV reported. Bolf said he now has balance and vision problems, loses feeling in his hands and feet, and has focus and sleep issues.

He’s no longer able to install garage doors for his family’s business and is left handling paperwork instead.

“My daily life as I knew working is changed,” Bolf said.

Mayo Clinic doctors in Rochester told him in 2012 that he had mefloquine toxicity, he said.

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