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Medications for Pneumonia

Other names: Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia

About 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Achromycin V D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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Ala-Tet D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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amikacin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Brand names:  Amikin, Amikin Pediatric

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Amikin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Amikin Pediatric D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Amoclan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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ampicillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ampicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Apo-Amoxi B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Augmentin ES-600 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Augmentin XR B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Avelox I.V. C N Add review Rate

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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avibactam / ceftazidime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: avibactam / ceftazidime systemic

Brand name:  Avycaz

Drug class: cephalosporins/beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Avycaz B N Add review Rate

Generic name: avibactam / ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: cephalosporins/beta-lactamase inhibitors

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Azactam B N Add review Rate

Generic name: aztreonam systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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aztreonam B N Add review Rate

Generic name: aztreonam systemic

Brand name:  Azactam

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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BACiiM C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bacitracin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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bacitracin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: bacitracin systemic

Brand name:  BACiiM

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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Bactocill B N Add review Rate

Generic name: oxacillin systemic

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Bicillin C-R B N Add review Rate

Generic name: penicillin g benzathine / procaine penicillin systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Bicillin C-R 900 / 300 B N Add review Rate

Generic name: penicillin g benzathine / procaine penicillin systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Brodspec D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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Cedax B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftibuten systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

cefaclor B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefaclor systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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cefditoren B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefditoren systemic

Brand name:  Spectracef

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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

cefepime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefepime systemic

Brand name:  Maxipime

Drug class: fourth generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

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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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