Generic Name : Atovaquone Pronunciation : a toe' va kwone Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41
International- Mepron. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), Toxoplasmosis and also for malaria treatment in combination with proguanil. The medication inhibits the reproduction of the protozoan that causes the disease. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: The recommended oral dose is 1,500 mg (10 ml) once daily, administered with a meal. How it should be taken :
It comes as a suspension to take by mouth with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach, intestinal problem, lung disease, liver impairment, allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common- Allergic reactions like rash, fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, increased cough and anemia.
Central Nervous System- Headache, weakness, dizziness, depression, anxiety and sleeplessness.
Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain.
Respiratory- Difficulty in breathing and inflammation of nose.
Miscellaneous- Flu-like syndrome, itching and muscle pain.
*Take full course of treatment. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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