General English name: Atovaquone
Application: Pneumonia caused by pneumocystis gyrus
Atovacon Pharmaceutical Information
Medication Information: Atovacon is used to treat a chest infection called pneumonia (pneumonia) caused by pneumocystis. This type of lung infection is caused by an organism called Pneumocystis jirovecii and occurs in people whose immune systems are weakened (for example, AIDS). Autovacon is prescribed when other treatments do not respond. This medicine is prescribed by a doctor. Atovacone works by killing the infectious organism (pneumocystis gyrus).
Contraindications to the use of Atovacon
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking
Drug Interaction Atovacone
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Penicillamine may interact with atovacone.
Other drugs that can affect the elimination of atovaquone from the body and thus affect the function of atovaquone include: efavirenz, rifampin, rifabutin, tetracycline.
Atovacon can affect the rate of elimination of other drugs from the body and the function of these drugs. An example of a drug that is affected by Atovacon is indinavir.
Tips to consider before taking Atovacone
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Atovacone:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug
Possible side effects of Atovacon
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.
Complications that occur in more than one in ten people:
Feeling sick, itchy skin rash
Complications that occur in less than one in ten people:
Diarrhea, headache, fever, sleep problems, altered blood test results
Important Note: Contact a doctor immediately if you experience shortness of breath, breathing problems, or any swelling of the mouth, throat, or face. These symptoms can be a sign of an allergic reaction.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Atovacon.
How to store Atovacon
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Atovacon can be used only 21 days after the first time bottle is opened the.