Pneumonia Savings Tips

Savings Tips for Pneumonia

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  • When Do I Need Pneumonia Vaccines?

    July 19, 2016

    Strep pneumonia also known as pneumococcal pneumonia is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults. There are 90 different strains (serotypes) of strep pneumonia, and even if you’ve had one type, you are only immune to that one type again.

    Because your immune response is specific to that type, you still need a vaccine to help you out. Two in fact. Two vaccines that cover 23 different serotypes (aka strains) of pneumococcal pneumonia. See More

  • Do I Need Two Pneumonia Vaccines?

    December 23, 2014

    Yes, if you are over 65 you do. These recommendations changed in the United States in September 2014 and I would call them a sweeping change. Pneumococcal vaccines don’t protect you from ALL pneumonia but they do protect you from Strep pneumococcal infections including pneumonia and meningitis which remain an important source of illness and even death among older adults.

    What’s new? For all adults ≥ 65 years of age, there are two recommend pneumococcal vaccinations (booster shots). 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

  • New FDA Approval: Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

    March 03, 2014

    Generic Avelox is now available as moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets! The FDA approved moxifloxacin on February 18, 2014. The first company to launch a generic was Teva Pharmaceuticals. Other generic manufacturers will be launching their products in March 2014.

    Who and what is this medication for?
    Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic indicated for use in adults 18 years of age and older. It is used to treat certain bacteria associated with:

    • Chronic bronchitis

    • Sinusitis

    • Community-acquired pneumonia

    • Intra-abdominal infections

    • Skin and skin structure infections

    What kind of antibiotic is moxifloxacin?
    Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (also known as a “quinolone”) antibiotic. See More

  • 10 New Generic Medications You Need to Know About

    April 18, 2012

    This past year and a half has brought us generic versions of some blockbuster drugs. What this meant was the expensive brand name drug isn’t your only option. While most of the time, when your medication becomes generic you will save money, strangely it may also hurt you. If you are on a brand name medication that now has a generic option in the same class of drugs, your insurance company will want you to switch to that generic . See More

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