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

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Treatments taken by people with pneumonia

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

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pneumonia (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pneumonia (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pneumonia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pneumonia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pneumonia (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)

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)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation insomnia
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pneumonia (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
sluggishness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pneumonia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
forgetfulness memory loss 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pneumonia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems difficulty doing daily activities 9 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pneumonia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pneumonia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pneumonia (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
gastrointestinal bleeding
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
  • 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 10
20s 46
30s 107
40s 194
50s 291
60s 324
70+ 163

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 269
Female 859

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