How to Take Atovaquone and Dose of Atovaquone


Find out how to take Atovaquone (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Atovaquone


How it should be taken  

It comes as a suspension to take by mouth with food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: The recommended oral dose is 1,500 mg (10 ml) once daily, administered with a meal.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

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.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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