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Has anyone used mepron (atovaquone) for chronic Lyme disease?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Helps babesia
Mepron (atovaquone) is not helpful for lyme disease, acute or chronic, but does treat babesia.
Up to 70% of those with chronic lyme may also be infected with babesia (& many are also infected with bartonella). Those with co-infections often have more symptoms from these than lyme itself. It is easier to eradicate the co-infections than lyme & treating co-infections is an essential component of treating lyme.

In brief: Helps babesia
Mepron (atovaquone) is not helpful for lyme disease, acute or chronic, but does treat babesia.
Up to 70% of those with chronic lyme may also be infected with babesia (& many are also infected with bartonella). Those with co-infections often have more symptoms from these than lyme itself. It is easier to eradicate the co-infections than lyme & treating co-infections is an essential component of treating lyme.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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