Atovaquone

Active ingredient 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).

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
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
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Medicines

Atovaquone is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Canada United States

Australia France Netherlands Spain United Kingdom

Atovaquone is also found within below combination drugs:

FALCIMAR , MALARONE , MALAWAY , MALOFF PROTECT

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Structured product labeling (SPL/PLR)
US

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

Y883P1Z2LT - ATOVAQUONE

CAS registry number

95233-18-4 - atovaquone

SNOMED-CT

386899002 - Atovaquone (substance)