Medication for Pneumonia Symptoms
Penicillin, clavulanate (Augmentin), erythromycin and ampicillin are generally used to treat pneumonia symptoms. For pneumonia symptoms caused by Haemophilus influenzae, antibiotics like Cefuroxime (Ceftin), clavulanate (Augmentin), Ofloxacin (Floxin), ampicillin and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (Septra and Bacterium) can be used. For pneumonia caused by staphylococcus and Legionella pneumophilia, erythromycin may be used. Viral pneumonia usually resolves on its own in due course.
Mycoplasma pneumonia can be treated with clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax) and tetracycline.