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.

What is it like to have Aspiration Pneumonia?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Clonazepam, Diazepam, Alprazolam
Codeine-Acetaminophen, Morphine, Ibuprofen
Doxepin, Melatonin, Diphenhydramine
Wheelchair (manual), Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Wheelchair (powered)
Citalopram, Venlafaxine, Sertraline

What do patients take to treat Aspiration Pneumonia and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Clearamox, Moxymax, Amoxin, Moxypen)


(Clindamycin injections, Evoclin, Clindamycin PH 1% Gel, Clindamycin Topical)






These charts show data from Aspiration Pneumonia patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Aspiration Pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 42 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 2 say Aspiration Pneumonia is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 0
30s 4
40s 8
50s 10
60s 6
70+ 3


Distribution of females vs. males

58% Females
42% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 19
Not Diagnosed 1

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