Description

Atovaquone is a selective and potent inhibitor of the eukaryotic mitochondrial electron transport chain in a number of parasitic protozoa and the parasitic fungus P. jiroveci. The site of action appears to be the cytochrome bc1 complex (complex III).

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Atovaquone
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P01 Antiprotozoals → P01A Agents against amoebiasis and other protozoal diseases → P01AX Other agents against amoebiasis and other protozoal diseases

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