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Medications for Pneumocystis Pneumonia

An infection of the lungs caused by the fungi termed Pneumocystis carinii.

Drugs used to treat Pneumocystis Pneumonia

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

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
dapsone Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dapsone systemic
Drug class:
leprostatics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim 7.0 1 review for sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim to treat Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Brand names:
Bactrim, Septra, Co-trimoxazole, Septra DS, Sulfatrim Pediatric
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Mepron Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
atovaquone systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Bactrim Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
atovaquone Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
atovaquone systemic
Brand name:
Mepron
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
clindamycin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Brand names:
Cleocin, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Pediatric
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
pentamidine Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
pentamidine systemic
Brand names:
Nebupent, Pentam, Pentam 300
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
trimethoprim Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
trimethoprim systemic
Brand name:
Primsol
Drug class:
urinary anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Septra Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
primaquine Rate Add review
Rx N N
Generic name:
primaquine systemic
Drug class:
antimalarial quinolines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Cleocin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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leucovorin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
leucovorin systemic
Drug class:
antidotes
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Co-trimoxazole Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Septra DS Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cleocin Phosphate Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Cleocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cleocin Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Sulfatrim Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
sulfonamides
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Nebupent Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
pentamidine systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Pentam Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
pentamidine systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Pentam 300 Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
pentamidine systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antibiotics, inhaled anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Primsol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
trimethoprim systemic
Drug class:
urinary anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

Frequently asked questions

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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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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