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Atovaquone (Definition)

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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?

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 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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Why do people use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Why do people use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Not sure: Atovaquone is not generally regarded as an antibiotic that has activity against borrelia species, the bacteria which cause lyme disease. ...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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Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Is there any documented success with the drug ketek in combination with malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Not strong evidence: While some may now write in their own story of success-which we would all be glad to hear-there are not human studies which back the widespread use of this combination. These medicines are sometimes used in babesiosis, lyme disease, and bartonellosis, but the jury is still out. Locate the best infectious disease doctor you can and seek their wisdom and advice first. In this example-go for the top! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking atovaquone-proguanil? I'm in Africa and this is a melaria prevention drug

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking atovaquone-proguanil? I'm in Africa and this is a melaria prevention drug

Atovaquone/Proguanil: I just did a quick search at www. Drugs. Com & found no alcohol prohibition/interaction. However, they did recommend taking your medication w/food (especially high fat), rather than fasting. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/atovaquone-proguanil. Html. Be sure your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist know everything you're taking, prescription & otc, as there are 97 known intera. ...Read more

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What is atovaquone?

What is atovaquone?

Medication: Used to prevent or treat pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and also used in treatment of babesiosis and malaria. ...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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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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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)?

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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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

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If I'm traveling to Cambodia, do I need to take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Cambodia: "MalariaProphylaxis is recommended for all areas except Phnom Penh and around Lake Tonle Sap. Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline are the recommended drugs, except for the western provinces of Preah Vihear, Siemreap, Oddar, Meanchey, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pailin, Koh Kong, and Pursat, where mefloquine should not be used because of the presence of > ...Read more

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Can I take malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)? ? For my months stay in thailand.. ....Will be remote place and urban.. .

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): This is a safe medication & good to take if you are concerned about catching malaria. True, the maps show 'malaria' in South East Asia, but your doc should also consider 'where' you are going in Thailand. Bangkok for example, doesn't have malaria since it's a big city. You want to avoid the mosquito bite while traveling because it's not just malaria -I would say dengue is actually more important. ...Read more

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Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) side effects?

Mild: Mild headache, slightly upset stomach and mild nausea are common side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

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Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) does it make you sweat?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): It is used to prevent or treat malaria. Yes, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) could cause sweating. Also if you have malaria, once fever goes down then also you feel sweating. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil)?

Mild: Mild headache, slightly upset stomach and mild nausea are common side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) that people worry about?

Mild: Mild headache, slightly upset stomach and mild nausea are common side effects of malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

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Iv been taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 3 weeks and have terrible diareah, what should I do?

Iv been taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 3 weeks and have terrible diareah, what should I do?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) Diarrhea: If the diarrhea causes you to stop taking the Malarone, (atovaquone and proguanil) you can switch to Doxycycline 100mg daily, every day you remain in a Malarial area, and then for 30 more days, once daily upon your return. ...Read more

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My husband and I planned to go for two weeks to Vietnam. We shall have to use Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) for 20 days. Then we try to have a baby. How much should we wai?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Since you should be taking this for a week after you return from Vietnam you would be best advised to wait 2-3 days after discontinuing this medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Accutane and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) be taken together?

Can Accutane and malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) be taken together?

Ask pharmacist: How long will you need antimalarial? Can you wait until you are off it? Probably it is ok, but ask pharmacy to check their computer. ...Read more

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Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) make your periods irregular?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): Did not find menstrual irregularity listed as a potential side effect of Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). ...Read more

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