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Atovaquone

Description

Atovaquone is a selective and potent inhibitor of the eukaryotic mitochondrial electron transport chain in a number of parasitic protozoa and the parasitic fungus P. jiroveci. The site of action appears to be the cytochrome bc1 complex (complex III).

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
P01AX06
Atovaquone
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P01 Antiprotozoals → P01A Agents against amoebiasis and other protozoal diseases → P01AX Other agents against amoebiasis and other protozoal diseases

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

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Trade names (in combination): MALARONE MALAWAY MALOFF PROTECT

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MEPRON Oral suspension
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US
WELLVONE Oral suspension
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK