Types of Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Healthy adults under 65 years with pneumonia are typically treated with a combination of amoxicillin plus a macrolide like Zithromax (azithromycin) or sometimes a tetracycline like Vibramycin (doxycycline).

Which medicine is best for pneumonia?

Macrolide antibiotics: Macrolide drugs are the preferred treatment for children and adults. Macrolides include azithromycin (Zithromax®)

  • Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is an upper–respiratory tract virus. Your upper respiratory tract includes your nose, mouth, and throat. hMPV causes a basic infection, such as a cold. It typically occurs in the winter and early spring, with the flu season.
  • The main types of pneumonia are bacterial, viral, and mycoplasma pneumonia.
  • Cough, which may produce greenish, yellow or even bloody mucus.
  • Fever, sweating and shaking chills.
  • Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough.