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

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

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

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil, Amoxin, Clearamox) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ballard 30 French, Bard Feeding Tube, Corflo Merck 16FR) 5 more
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Alpha-Stim, Calmare Scrambler Therapy, Electo-Myopulse) 12 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose, Normaton) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Aspiration Pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Aspiration Pneumonia

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

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil, Amoxin, Clearamox) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ballard 30 French, Bard Feeding Tube, Corflo Merck 16FR) 5 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Aspiration Pneumonia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal bloating 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Aspiration Pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Alpha-Stim, Calmare Scrambler Therapy, Electo-Myopulse) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose, Normaton) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Aspiration Pneumonia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Aspiration Pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 1
30s 3
40s 9
50s 14
60s 5
70+ 5

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

53% Females
47% 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 4
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 1

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