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Formulation : Suspension
No Generic Alternative Available
No generic alternative is available for this drug.
What is Mepron /Atovaquone used for?
Mepron is used for the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This is a very serious kind of pneumonia that occurs commonly in patients whose immune systems are not functioning normally. These patients may include cancer patients, transplant patients, and patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
How should Mepron /Atovaquone be stored?
Store Mepron tablets in a closed container at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze. Keep medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.
How should I take Mepron/Atovaquone ?
Tell your doctor if you are on a special diet before using Mepron. This medicine must be taken with balanced meals so that it can work properly. Take Mepron with a balanced meal. This is to make sure that the medicine is fully absorbed in the body and will work properly. Mepron tablets can be crushed if necessary to make it easier to swallow. Mepron tablets and oral suspension do not produce the same amount of medicine in the blood. You cannot switch the tablets and suspension and use them in place of each other. If you are using the oral liquid form of Mepron, shake the bottle gently before use. This medication is to be taken by mouth with a specially marked spoon or device that measures exact doses. Do not use Mepron oral liquid after its expiration date. To clear up your infection completely, keep taking your medicine for the full treatment time, even if you begin to feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return. Mepron works best when there is a constant supply in the blood. Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing regimen. Do not take double doses to make up for missed doses.
When should Mepron /Atovaquone not be taken?
Do not use Mepron if you have had any unusual allergic reactions to this medicine, any ingredient in this medicine, or other medicines. Do not take this medicine without first telling your doctor about any prescription and non-prescription medications that you use; especially if you use Rifampin, Indinavir, Rifabutin, or Tetracycline. When used with Mepron, these medicines can produce unwanted effects. To safely take Mepron with other medicines your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Mepron.
What precautions should I follow when taking Mepron /Atovaquone ?
If you are under 18 years old or over 60, you may require a dose adjustment to safely take Mepron. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant during treatment. It is not known if Mepron is dangerous to unborn babies. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby before using Mepron. The medicine in Mepron may pass through breast milk and harm a nursing baby. It is important that you have your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working for you. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Mepron /Atovaquone ?
Some medicines react with the use of alcohol or tobacco and cause unwanted side effects to occur. Talk to your doctor about using alcohol and tobacco with Mepron. If you have certain medical problems such as liver disease or stomach and intestinal disorders, the effectiveness of Mepron may be compromised. Tell your doctor if you have a history of any of those disorders. Mepron may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution before performing any tasks that require you to be alert such as driving.
When should Mepron /Atovaquone not be taken?
Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Mepron: hives, severe skin rash, difficulty breathing, and tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, lips, hands, or tongue. Call your doctor immediatel
Less serious side effects include: abdominal or stomach pain, diarrhea, lack or loss of strength, runny nose, skin rash, sleeplessness, sneezing, sore mouth or tongue, stuffy nose, sweating trouble sleeping, white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat,