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 for pneumonia

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

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
143
Tried for
pneumonia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
pneumonia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
pneumonia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
386
Tried for
pneumonia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
pneumonia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
pneumonia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
pneumonia (1)

Data from patients with pneumonia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pneumonia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pneumonia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pneumonia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constant hunger elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pneumonia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pneumonia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pneumonia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pneumonia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pneumonia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pneumonia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has pneumonia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 68 say pneumonia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 43
30s 82
40s 193
50s 281
60s 344
70+ 215

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 273
Female 884

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