What is Lower Respiratory Infection?

A lower respiratory infection can refer to bronchitis or pneumonia. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, and coughing.

Treatment includes medication and hospitalization. Common drug classes used to treat lower respiratory infection are nitroimidazole antibiotics, penicillin antibiotics, penicillin antibiotic / beta lactamase inhibitor combinations, quinolone qntibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, macrolide antibiotics, lincosamide antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, glycopeptide antibiotics, antifolate / sulfa antibiotic combinations, nucleoside analogue antivirals, and monobactam antibiotics.

Savings Tips for Lower Respiratory Infection

  • FDA Safety Alert: Quinolone Antibiotics

    May 25, 2016

    The FDA has issued a safety alert for a certain type of antibiotics: fluoroquinolones, also known as quinolones.

    According to the FDA, there is new information that quinolone antibiotics may cause very serious side effects when used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.

    What kind of serious side effects can occur if a quinolone antibiotic is used to treat these conditions?

    Heads up—this is a serious new warning. See More

  • Pneumonia: Do You Need the Vaccine This Year?

    October 08, 2014

    If you have had pneumonia then you know that you NEVER want to get it again. Pneumonia can put even a healthy adult down and out quicker than most infections. If you or someone you know is at high-risk for pneumonia, getting a pneumonia vaccine with your seasonal flu shot can help improve your chance of remaining healthy this year.

    First, what is pneumonia?

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be due to a virus, bacteria, or fungi, and can cause inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. See More

  • The Travelers Medicine Cabinet: What Meds Should You Bring on Your Trip?

    August 06, 2012

    Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip.

    In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm) here are some things you should think about having with you before you leave. See More

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Popular Lower Respiratory Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 11 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Lower Respiratory Infection Drug Classes

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