Aspiration Pneumonia

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What is Aspiration Pneumonia?

Aspiration pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and airways to the lungs (bronchial tubes) from breathing in foreign material. It commonly occurs in patients with altered mental status who have an impaired gag or swallowing reflex. Treatment is directed to the infectious agent or underlying cause.

Common symptoms reported by people with Aspiration 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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Aspiration Pneumonia

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

(MIC-KEY G-tube)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(MIC-KEY G-tube)
Perceived effectiveness
for Aspiration Pneumonia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal bloating 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 3
40s 14
50s 19
60s 12
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

59% Female
41% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 1

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