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Medications for Pneumonia

Other names: Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.

Drugs used to treat 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
Brodspec Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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Rx B N

Generic name: cefaclor systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Rx B N

Generic name: dicloxacillin systemic

Brand names:  Dycill, Dynapen

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

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Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Rx B N

Generic name: ertapenem systemic

Brand name:  Invanz

Drug class: carbapenems

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Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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EryPed Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Erythrocin Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Erythrocin Lactobionate Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Floxin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Garamycin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Rx D N

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Brand name:  Garamycin

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Invanz Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ertapenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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Maxipime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefepime systemic

Drug class: fourth generation cephalosporins

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Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

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PCE Dispertab Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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penicillin v potassium 5.5 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin v potassium systemic

Brand name:  Penicillin VK

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Rx C N

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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Suprax Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefixime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Teflaro Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftaroline systemic

Drug class: next generation cephalosporins

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Rx D N

Generic name: tigecycline systemic

Brand name:  Tygacil

Drug class: glycylcyclines

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Zinacef Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Amikin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Amikin Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Topics under Pneumonia

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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.
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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