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Medications for Nosocomial Pneumonia

About Nosocomial Pneumonia

An infection of the lungs contracted during a hospital stay.

Drugs used to treat Nosocomial Pneumonia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
meropenem Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: meropenem systemic

Brand name:  Merrem

Drug class: carbapenems

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levofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Levaquin

Drug class: quinolones

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Rx C N

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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ciprofloxacin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

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Merrem Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: meropenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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vancomycin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Cipro Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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linezolid Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: linezolid systemic

Brand name:  Zyvox

Drug class: oxazolidinone antibiotics

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piperacillin / tazobactam Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: piperacillin / tazobactam systemic

Brand name:  Zosyn

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Maxipime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefepime systemic

Drug class: fourth generation cephalosporins

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cefepime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefepime systemic

Brand name:  Maxipime

Drug class: fourth generation cephalosporins

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amikacin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Brand names:  Amikin, Amikin Pediatric

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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ceftazidime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Brand names:  Tazicef, Fortaz

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Zosyn Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: piperacillin / tazobactam systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Zyvox Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: linezolid systemic

Drug class: oxazolidinone antibiotics

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cilastatin / imipenem Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Brand name:  Primaxin IV

Drug class: carbapenems

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Amikin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Cipro I.V. Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Cipro XR Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Vancocin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Vancocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Tazicef Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Vancocin HCl Pulvules Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Amikin Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Primaxin IV Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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