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atovaquone-oral tablet

GENERIC NAME: ATOVAQUONE - ORAL TABLET (at-OH-vuh-kwohn)

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USES: This medication is used prevent or treat pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in selected patients.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with food as directed usually three times a day for 21 days. For best results, take each dose at evenly spaced intervals around the clock. This will ensure a constant level of medication in your blood. Take this medication for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection.

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headache, dizziness, trouble sleeping, sweating or altered taste may occur especially the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, fever, skin rash, itching, unusual weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.




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