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atovaquone

 [ah-to´vah-kwōn]
an antibiotic used in treatment of mild to moderate Pneumocystis cariniipneumonia and the prevention and treatment of falciparum malaria; administered orally.

atovaquone

/ato·va·quone/ (ah-to´vah-kwōn) an antibiotic used in treatment of mild to moderate pneumonia and the prophylaxis and treatment of falciparum malaria.

atovaquone

(ə-tō′və-kwōn′)
n.
A drug, C22H19ClO3, used to treat pneumonia caused by pneumocystis fungi and, in combination with proguanil, to prevent or treat malaria.

atovaquone

[ah-to′vah-kwōn]
an antibiotic used in treatment of mild to moderate Pneumocystis pneumonia and the prevention and treatment of falciparum malaria. It is administered orally.

atovaquone

An agent used for treating mild to moderate Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia in patients with HIV infection, and for salvage treatment of toxoplasmosis and microsporidiosis.
 
Pros
Less toxic, more tolerable than trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX).

Cons
Less effective than TMP-SMX.
 
Adverse effects
Headache, nausea, diarrhoea, fever, rashes.

atovaquone

Mepron Infectious disease An agent used for treating PCP in Pts with HIV infection and for toxoplasmosis and microsporidiosis Pros Less toxic, more tolerable than T-S Cons Less effective than T-S Adverse effects Headache, nausea, diarrhea, fever and rashes. See AIDS, Pneumocystis cariniipneumonia, Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole.

Atovaquone

A drug used in the treatment of MALARIA and TOXOPLASMOSIS. Brand names are Wellvone and, in combination with proguanil, Malarone.

atovaquone (ətō´vəkōn´),

n brand name: Mepron;
drug class: antipneumocystic;
action: unknown, may inhibit synthesis of ATP and nucleic acids;
uses: treatment of
Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia in patients who are intolerant of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

atovaquone

a hydroxynaphthoquinone effective against protozoa; has been used in dogs to treat Pneumocystis infections and Toxoplasma tissue cysts.