What is atovaquone used to treat?

What is atovaquone used to treat?

Atovaquone is used to prevent and treat Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) in adults and children 13 years of age and older who cannot tolerate other medicines, such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Is atovaquone an antibiotic?

Atovaquone is an antibiotic. Sometimes it is prescribed to treat pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, see fact sheet 515). It is also sometimes used to treat toxoplasmosis (see fact sheet 517). Atovaquone can be given to prevent PCP or toxoplasmosis.

When should I take atovaquone?

Both adults and children should take one dose of atovaquone-proguanil per day starting a day or two before traveling to the area where malaria transmission occurs. They should take one dose per day while there, and for 7 consecutive days after leaving.

What is the other name for atovaquone?

Atovaquone/proguanil, sold under the brand name Malarone among others, is a fixed-dose combination medication used to treat and prevent malaria, including chloroquine-resistant malaria.

What color is atovaquone?

MEPRON is a bright yellow, citrus-flavored, oral suspension containing 750 mg of atovaquone per 5 mL. MEPRON is supplied in 210-mL bottles or 5-mL foil pouches.

What is atovaquone oral?

Atovaquone is used to prevent or treat a serious lung infection called Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). This medication helps to stop infection symptoms such as fever, cough, tiredness, and shortness of breath.

Is atovaquone a controlled substance?

Atovaquone/proguanil 250 mg / 100 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

How effective is atovaquone?

In controlled clinical trials with more than 600 participants, a fixed-dose combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride was 98% effective in prophylaxis of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and had a safety profile similar to that of placebo.

Can atovaquone cause hair loss?

Overdose symptoms may include stomach discomfort, vomiting, mouth sores, hair loss, easy bruising or bleeding, and peeling of the skin on your hands or feet.

How long can you take atovaquone?

Adults and children 13 years of age and older—750 milligrams (mg) or 5 milliliters (mL) two times a day with food for 21 days. Children younger than 13 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Is Malarone doxycycline?

Adoxa (doxycycline) and Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil hcl) are used to prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites.