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Mepron: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have to start taking mepron 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 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 include stomach problems, sweating, a funny taste, dizziness. ...Read more
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
Can Mepron or Zithromax make you feel insane...with panic attacks, paranoia, and EXTREME irritability? Is this an allergy or par 4 the course?
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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