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Generic name: atovaquone


What it does:
Helps prevent and treat mild to moderate Pneumocystis pneumonia in patients who cannot tolerate other drugs

Traditional dosage:
For prevention, 1,500 mg of oral solution, once daily, with a meal; for treatment, 750 mg of solution, twice daily, with meals

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
If also taking rifampin, consider alternatives, as it may reduce the amount of Mepron in the body.

Side effects:
Most serious: rash, diarrhea, nausea
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