Class/mechanism: Antiprotozoal, antimicrobial. Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, analog of ubiquinone, with antipneumocystis activity. Exact mechanism unclear, but may involve inhibition of the electron transport chain in mitochondria and downstream inhibition of nucleic acid and ATP synthesis.
Route: PO (typically as liquid suspension)
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Diseases for which it is used
No known antineoplastic properties.
Patient drug information
Also known as
- Brand name: Mepron