Atovaquone is an antibiotic used to treat numerous types of infections, including malaria and pneumocystis pneumonia. It works by inhibiting a process in the body’s cells called mitochondrial electron transport, which is necessary for the cells to produce energy. By blocking this process, atovaquone is able to effectively kill certain types of bacteria and other microbes. This antibiotic has been used extensively in the treatment of malaria, especially in combination with proguanil, and its effectiveness has been proven time and time again. In addition, atovaquone has been used to treat other infections caused by bacteria and other types of organisms, including pneumocystis pneumonia. Its effectiveness in treating these infections makes it an important part of the overall treatment of many different diseases.

From: International Journal of Antibiotic Research

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Editor-in-chief: Mujeeb Ur Rehman Nasar, Huazhong Agricultural University
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Antibiotic Research is an openaccess, peer review journal for original analysis on Antibiotics in different disease conditions. IJANR a multi-disciplinary journal covering the general fields of pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics,and microbiology .