What are the best medications prescribed to treat pneumonia?I have amoxicillian and would like to know if this is an appropriate medication.

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dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It depends on what type of pneumonia you have. Is the pneumonia viral or bacterial? Further, if the pneumonia is bacterial, do you know the causative microorganism? My best advice to you is to consult your physician or health care provider! Only your health care provider can truly answer this question because you may need a chest x-ray, you may need a sputum culture and sensitivity test and you may need further diagnostic test's to properly diagnose your condition. The area of the country in which you live can also play a part in your scenario because certain etiologic agents are endemic in certain geographic locations. Remember, we must first identify your specific type of pneumonia. Go see your doctor.

chicagorilke23 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would highly suggest you consult a board licensed physician, a registered nurse or a pharmacologist.

While there are some brilliant minds and kind souls on this site, it is best of you, your friend or loved one consult a doctor and get a proper examination and evaluation.

Many people have allergic reactions to certain drugs which could play a major factor in treatment.

For further assistance, check out the American Medical Association website at