What is the chemoprophylactic regimen for atovaquone in reference to Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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For atovaquone, the dosage is 1500 mg by mouth once daily given with food. This agent has a low toxicity profile and is an alternative if the patient cannot tolerate TMP-SMX or dapsone. However, atovaquone is very expensive.


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