Chemical formula: C₂₂H₁₉ClO₃ Molecular mass: 366.837 g/mol PubChem compound: 74989
Atovaquone is indicated for:
Population group: only adults (18 - 65 years old)
Atovaquone is indicated for acute treatment of mild to moderate Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP, caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci, formerly classified as P. carinii) (alveolar – arterial oxygen tension difference [(A-a) DO2] ≤45 mmHg (6 kPa) and oxygen tension in arterial blood (PaO2) ≥60 mmHg (8 kPa) breathing room air) in patients who are intolerant of co-trimoxazole therapy.
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):
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