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
21
Tried for
pneumonia (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pneumonia (18)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pneumonia (14)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pneumonia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)

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 (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pneumonia (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (12 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
pneumonia (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems cold sweat 15 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pneumonia (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
facial flushing nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pneumonia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sleepiness 2 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness sluggishness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
  • 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 12
20s 41
30s 106
40s 200
50s 294
60s 297
70+ 134

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 256
Female 821

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