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Posted by jwenny (Member # 8831) on :
 
I am currently taking 400 mg/day doxy with mepron/zith to treat both Bb and babesia at the same time. However, I ran across the following link and am a bit concern about it:

http://www.drugs.com/MTM/M/Mepron.html

What other drugs will affect atovaquone?
* Before taking atovaquone, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, others)
rifabutin (Mycobutin)
tetracycline (Sumycin, Panmycin, others); or
metoclopramide (Reglan).
* You may not be able to take atovaquone, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
* Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with atovaquone. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines

Can any share some light on this? For instance, will this reduce the concentration of Mepron?

Thanks!
 
Posted by suki444 (Member # 4261) on :
 
My LLMD does not use doxy with Atovaquone ... certainly it is not a combo he has even put me on, he uses macrolide antibiotics with Mepron usually.

Emma
 
Posted by SForsgren (Member # 7686) on :
 
My LLMD has me on doxy while on Mepron.
 
Posted by jwenny (Member # 8831) on :
 
hey everyone,

This is important.

I think I found what I'm looking for. So for all those taking Tetra/Doxy with Mepron including myself, please take a look at these links. Apparently, atovaquone levels are reduced by 40% with Tetra/Doxy.

http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=127192

http://www.drugs.com/MTM/M/Mepron.html

http://www.fpnotebook.com/ID174.htm
 


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