Mepron (Atovaquone) is a prescription medication used to prevent or treat a serious lung infection called pneumocystis pneumonia. This medication helps to stop symptoms of infection such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, and tiredness. Mepron belongs to a class of drugs called Antimalarials. It works by stopping the growth of certain types of protozoa that can cause pneumonia.
We currently offer the brand Mepron from Canada by GSK in the strength of 750 mg/5 ml/210 ml suspension.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Mepron may include diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, rash, and vomiting.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the serious side effects such as symptoms of liver disease:
• Dark urine;
• Loss of appetite;
• Stomach pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Mepron if you are allergic to Atovaquone. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you have ever had:
• Liver disease;
• Stomach/intestinal problems
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Mepron and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Mepron suspension should not be used by children under the age of 13 years old.
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