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What is Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation or infection of the lungs.

The lungs' air sacs fill with pus, mucus, and other liquid and can not function properly. Oxygen can not reach the blood. If there is insufficient oxygen in the blood, body cells can not function properly and may die.

Lobar pneumonia affects a section (lobe) of a lung. Bronchial pneumonia (or bronchopneumonia) affects patches throughout both lungs.

Lung Affected By Lobar Pneumonia Lung Affected By Bronchial Pneumonia
Lobar Pneumonia Bronchial Pneumonia


What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is not a single disease. It can have over thirty different causes.

What is The Treatment For Pneumonia

If you develop pneumonia, your chances of prompt recovery are greatest under certain conditions:

  • you are young
  • your pneumonia is diagnosed early
  • your defenses against disease are working well
  • the infection has not spread
  • you are not suffering from any other illness

Prompt treatment with antibiotics almost always cures bacterial and mycoplasma pneumonia, and a certain percentage of rickettsia cases. There is no effective treatment yet for viral pneumonia.

The drug or drugs used are determined by the germ causing the pneumonia and the judgment of the physician. The drugs lower body temperature within a day or two and produce a dramatic recovery. After temperature returns to normal, medication must be continued according to physician's instructions, otherwise the pneumonia may recur. Relapses can be far more serious than the first attack.

Besides antibiotics, patients are given supportive treatment:

  • proper diet
  • oxygen to relieve bluish cast to lips
  • medication to ease chest pain

and in the case of mycoplasma:

  • medication to help ease the violent cough

anything that can produce and maintain in the patient the best possible conditions for recovery.

A vigorous young person may lead a normal life within a week of recovery from pneumonia.
A middle-aged person, however, may require weeks before regaining accustomed strength, vigor, and feeling of well-being. Adequate rest is important to maintain progress toward full recovery and to avoid relapse.

Pneumonia medications come in various forms

•orally • intravenous injection • intramuscular or subcutaneous injection • intramuscular injection • 

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Products used to treat pneumonia include

AAA-Erythro Base tablets •Act-Ciprofloxacin tablets •Act-Clarithromycin XL tablets •Act-Levofloxacin tablets •Apo-Amoxi capsules •Apo-Amoxi Clav tablets •Apo-Amoxi suspension •Apo-Azithromycin tablets •Apo-Cefadroxil capsules •Apo-Cefuroxime tablets •Apo-Clarithromycin tablets •Apo-Clarithromycin XL tablets •Apo-Clindamycin capsules •Apo-Doxy capsules •Apo-Doxy tablets •Apo-Levofloxacin tablets •Apo-linezolid tablet •Apo-moxifloxacin tablet •Auro-Amoxicillin capsules •Auro-Azithromycin Suspension •Auro-Cefuroxime tablets •Auro-Ciprofloxacin tablets •Auro-Clindamycin capsules •Auro-moxifloxacin •BBiaxin BID® tablets •Biaxin® suspension •Bio-Ciprofloxacin tablets •CCefazolin Injection •Cefotaxime injection •Ceftin® suspension •Cipro® suspension •Clavulin® suspension •Clavulin® tablets •DDalacin C® capsules •Dalacin C® suspension •Doxycin tablets •Doxytab tablets •EEryc® capsules •JJamp-Amoxicillin capsule •Jamp-Azithromycin tablets •Jamp-Ciprofloxacin tablets •Jamp-Clindamycin capsules •Jamp-Moxifloxacin •MMAR-Ciprofloxacin tablets •MAR-Moxifloxacin tablet •Minocycline capsules •Mint-Ciprofloxacin tablets •NNovamoxin capsules •Novamoxin chewable tablets •Novamoxin sugar-reduced suspension •Novamoxin suspension •PPMS-Amoxicillin capsules •PMS-Azithromycin tablets •PMS-Ciprofloxacin tablets •PMS-Clarithromycin tablets •Pneumovax 23® vaccine •Prevnar-13® •Priva-ciprofloxacin tablet •PRO-Amox capsules •PRO-Amox suspension •PRO-Azithromycin tablets •PRO-Cefuroxime tablets •PRO-Ciprofloxacin tablets •PRO-Clarithromycin tablets •RRAN-Clarithromycin tablets •Riva-Azithromycin tablets •Riva-Ciprofloxacin tablets •Riva-Clarithromycin tablets •Riva-Clindamycin capsules •Riva-Levofloxacin tablets •SSandoz Amikacin injection •Sandoz Amoxi-clav tablets •Sandoz Azithromycin tablets •Sandoz Azithromycin Suspension •Sandoz Ciprofloxacin tablets •Sandoz Clarithromycin tablets •Sandoz Levofloxacin tablets •Sandoz Linezolid tablets •Sandoz Moxifloxacin tablets •Sanis-Amoxicillin capsules •Sanis-Amoxicillin sugar reduced suspension •Sanis-Amoxicillin Suspension •Sanis-Azithromycin tablets •Sanis-Clarithromycin Suspension •Sanis-Clarithromycin tablets •Sanis-Doxycycline capsules •Sanis-Doxycycline tablets •Siv-amoxicillin capsules •Siv-amoxicillin suspension •Sivem-Azithromycin tablets •Sivem-Ciprofloxacin tablets •Sivem-Clarithromycin tablets •Sulfatrim and Sulfatrim DS tablets •Sulfatrim Pediatric tablets •TTaro-clarithromycin suspension •Teva-Azithromycin tablets •Teva-Cefadroxil capsules •Teva-Clindamycin capsules •Teva-Doxycycline capsules •Teva-Doxycycline tablets •Teva-moxifloxacin tablet •ZZithromax® suspension •Zithromax® tablets •Zyvoxam® •

Active ingredients used to treat pneumonia include

aamoxicillin • azithromycin • ccefadroxil • cefazolin • cefotaxime • cefuroxime axetil • ciprofloxacin • clarithromycin • clavulanic acid • clindamycin • ddoxycycline • eerythromycin • llevofloxacin • linezolid • mminocycline • moxifloxacin • ppneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Pneu-C-13) • pneumococcal conjugate vaccine adsorbed (Pneu-C-10) • pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneu-P-23) • prednisone • ssulfamethoxazole • ttrimethoprim • 

Page Last Updated: 21/02/2017