If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Many classes of antibiotics can treat pneumonia. The antibiotic your doctor chooses typically will be based on:
Your doctor's choice of antibiotics may also depend on whether you:
Choosing an antibiotic based on these things avoids the need for extensive culture and sensitivity testing and allows for rapid treatment that has a high rate of cure.
Last Revised: March 6, 2013
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