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Medications for Pneumonia

Other names: Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia

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

Medications to treat Pneumonia

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
Zyvox C N 1 review
10

Generic name: linezolid systemic

Drug class: oxazolidinone antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zosyn B N Add review Rate

Generic name: piperacillin / tazobactam systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zmax B N Add review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zithromax B N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zinacef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Wycillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: procaine penicillin systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vibramycin D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vibra-Tabs D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vibativ C N Add review Rate

Generic name: telavancin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
vancomycin C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vancocin HCl Pulvules C N Add review Rate

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vancocin HCl C N Add review Rate

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vancocin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Unipen B N Add review Rate

Generic name: nafcillin systemic

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Unasyn B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: ampicillin / sulbactam systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tygacil D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tigecycline systemic

Drug class: glycylcyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tobramycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tobramycin systemic

Brand names:  Nebcin, Tobi

Drug class: aminoglycosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tobi D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tobramycin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides, inhaled anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tigecycline D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tigecycline systemic

Brand name:  Tygacil

Drug class: glycylcyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tetracycline D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Brand names:  Achromycin V, Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap, Tetracon

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tetracon D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Tetracap D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
telavancin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: telavancin systemic

Brand name:  Vibativ

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Teflaro B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftaroline systemic

Drug class: next generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tazicef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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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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