Sinn Fein launch bid to ban controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam which is linked to psychosis among Irish soldiers

A new motion tabled by Sinn Fein that would see the Defense Forces stop using the drug Mefloquine is expected to pass in the Dail tomorrow

The campaign against the controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam — often given to Irish soldiers on duty abroad — will land a significant victory tomorrow when a new motion passes through the Dail.

Lariam is a brand name for the drug Mefloquine, which can cause side-effects including muscle aches, memory problems, mood changes, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.