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Medications for Pneumocystis Pneumonia Prophylaxis

What is Pneumocystis Pneumonia Prophylaxis:  Involves the taking of medicine for the purpose of preventing Pneumocystis Pneumonia - a fungal lung infection occurring in persons with impaired immune systems.

Medications to treat Pneumocystis Pneumonia Prophylaxis

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Bactrim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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dapsone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dapsone systemic

Drug class: leprostatics

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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Septra DS, Co-trimoxazole, Cotrim, Sulfatrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Bactrim DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Mepron C N Add review Rate

Generic name: atovaquone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
pentamidine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pentamidine systemic

Brand names:  Pentam 300, Nebupent, Pentam

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives

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Septra D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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atovaquone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: atovaquone systemic

Brand name:  Mepron

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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SMZ-TMP DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Septra DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Co-trimoxazole D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Pentam 300 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pentamidine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives

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Cotrim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Nebupent C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pentamidine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives

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Sulfatrim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Wellcovorin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: leucovorin systemic

Drug class: antidotes

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Daraprim C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrimethamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antimalarials

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leucovorin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: leucovorin systemic

Brand name:  Wellcovorin

Drug class: antidotes

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Pentam C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pentamidine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives

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pyrimethamine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrimethamine systemic

Brand name:  Daraprim

Drug class: miscellaneous antimalarials

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Sulfatrim Pediatric D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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