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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Atovaquone

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