A 42-year-old member asked:
can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic lyme disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jane Eason answered
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Atovaquone: Atovaquone is NOT used to treat Lyme disease. It is used as part of a regimen to treat Babesiosis, an infection which is also transmitted by the tick that transmits Lyme disease. If you have been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease you should be under the care of an infectious disease specialist.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. William Lages answered
67 years experience Rheumatology
Used for Babesia,: Mepron or atovaquone is used to treat the parasite Babesia, often in combination with azithromycin. It has not been shown by blinded studies to be effective in chronic lyme disease.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
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