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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Mepron (Overview)

Mepron is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
17 doctors shared insights

Mepron (Overview)

Mepron is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?

Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?

Mepron (atovaquone): This is the brand name for atovaquone, an antiparasitic drug used occasionally in patients with tick borne illnesses when coinfection with babesia microti may be present and Azithromycin is used in combination. Not aware that Atovaquone is active against borellia burgdorfi, but if you go on line you can find testaments to its efficacy for almost anything. Be skeptical. ...Read more

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I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

Some: Mepron (atovaquone) can cause some combination of fevers, headaches, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash in >10% of people who take it. Mepron is not commonly used to treat lyme disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mepron allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mepron allergy?

Mepron allergy: Mepron (Atovaquone) is an antifungal and anti-parasite medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/mepron-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?

Mepron (atovaquone): This is the brand name for atovaquone, an antiparasitic drug used occasionally in patients with tick borne illnesses when coinfection with babesia microti may be present and Azithromycin is used in combination. Not aware that Atovaquone is active against borellia burgdorfi, but if you go on line you can find testaments to its efficacy for almost anything. Be skeptical. ...Read more

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I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

Some: Mepron (atovaquone) can cause some combination of fevers, headaches, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash in >10% of people who take it. Mepron is not commonly used to treat lyme disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's diseasehas anyone taken this and did you have any side effects?

Not 1st line : Lyme disease is normally treated with Doxycycline or rocrphin depending on stage of the disease. Mepron (atovaquone) is normally used for babesia. It is sometimes prescribed for Lyme disease but is not a first line treatment. It is also not the recommended treatment by the American college of rheumatology. Common side effects of Mepron (atovaquone) include stomach problems, sweating, a funny taste, dizziness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

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. ...Read more

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Are Mepron (atovaquone) and/or Zithromax (azithromycin) hard on the liver and/or kidney?...or are these 2 meds not rough on them at all?

Are Mepron (atovaquone) and/or Zithromax (azithromycin) hard on the liver and/or kidney?...or are these 2 meds not rough on them at all?

Ans: Well almost all medication are metabolized through the liver or kidney or both. Some are metabolized through the gi tract. But bottom line is if you do not have underlying liver or kidney disease and you do not abuse medications or drugs the liver and kidney should be fine. But again remember protect your body. You only get one ...Read more

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I've been prescribed atovaquone for toxoplamosis, I just wanted a second opinion on how long I need to take this med for...

I've been prescribed atovaquone for toxoplamosis, I just wanted a second opinion on how long I need to take this med for...

Clarify please: This medicine can be used for prevention or treatment of toxoplasmosis. Can you give us more information? Where is the infection (in your eye or elsewhere)? How long did the doctor say to take it? How was this diagnosed? ...Read more

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Has anyone used atovaquone for chronic Lyme disease?

Has anyone used atovaquone for chronic Lyme disease?

Treats Babesia not L: Atovaquone (mepron) is not effective for treating borrelia, the lyme bacteria. However, up to 70% of those with chronic lyme have babesiosis, a co-infection, and Atovaquone is the "drug of choice" for this. Successful treatment of chronic lyme requires treating co-infections like babesia & bartonella. There are natural alternatives to Atovaquone but that drug is relatively safe & effective. ...Read more

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Who should take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Who should take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

It is an: antimalarial medication. So it would used to treat someone who had malaria or to prevent malaria. ...Read more

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Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Instructions for taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Daily: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) should be taken daily starting two days before traveling to a malarious area, continued while you are there and for seven more days after you leave the malarious area. ...Read more

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What are the effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is combination med atovaquone/proguanil is an antimalarial medicine used for treatment and prevention of malaria. It can sometime cause cough, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, pain in stomach, mouth sores and loss of appetite.But it is well tolerated and side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Should i take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) when going to Yemen in Janary. ?

Yes: Malaria is present in Yemen but not in San'a. The time of year doesn't matter because of Yemen's location. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is one option for prophylaxis and this should start in the U.S. well before you arrive in Yemen and then continue for some time after returning back to the U.S. Information from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/y.html. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Atovaquone (Definition)

Atovaquone is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more