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Mepron

MEPRON®
(atovaquone) Suspension

Mepron

DRUG DESCRIPTION

MEPRON (atovaquone) is an antiprotozoal agent. The chemical name of atovaquone is trans-2-[4-(4-chlorophenyl)cyclohexyl]-3-hydroxy-1,4-naphthalenedione. Atovaquone is a yellow crystalline solid that is practically insoluble in water. It has a molecular weight of 366.84 and the molecular formula C22H19ClO3. The compound has the following structural formula:

MEPRON® (atovaquone) Structural Formula Illustration

MEPRON Suspension is a formulation of micro-fine particles of atovaquone. The atovaquone particles, reduced in size to facilitate absorption, are significantly smaller than those in the previously marketed tablet formulation. MEPRON Suspension is for oral administration and is bright yellow with a citrus flavor. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) contains 750 mg of atovaquone and the inactive ingredients benzyl alcohol, flavor, poloxamer 188, purified water, saccharin sodium, and xanthan gum.

What are the possible side effects of atovaquone (Mepron)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, flu symptoms;
  • white patches in your mouth or throat;
  • worsening cough;
  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
  • nausea, loss of...

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What are the precautions when taking atovaquone (Mepron)?

Before taking atovaquone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lung problems, liver disease, stomach disorders (e.g., long-term diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome).

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/21/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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