Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Mepron

Descriptions


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. PCP is a very serious type of pneumonia which occurs usually in patients with poor immune systems, (such as cancer, AIDS, and organ transplanted patients).

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Suspension