Pneumonia

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What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs associated with congestion and fluid accumulation. It is generally categorized by the causative organism. Typical symptoms might include fever, cough, dyspnea and chest pain. Each subtype also has its characteristic risk factors, signs and symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with pneumonia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
pneumonia (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
pneumonia (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
pneumonia (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pain (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pneumonia (10)

Data from patients with pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pneumonia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (12 evaluations)
Side effects
collapsed diarrhea 9 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
pneumonia (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (19 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
pneumonia (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) balance problems 20 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
pneumonia (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood dizziness with hypotension upon standing
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (16) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness groggy in morning 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
anxious mood (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain anxious mood 8 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pneumonia (10)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 15
20s 42
30s 107
40s 209
50s 291
60s 271
70+ 116
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 28
30-39 years 39
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 57
60-69 years 18
70+ years 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

76% Female
24% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 289
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from pneumonia patients who have completed their condition history
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