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- What is linezolid-oral tablets, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for linezolid-oral tablets?
- Is linezolid-oral tablets available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for linezolid-oral tablets?
- What are the uses for linezolid-oral tablets?
- What are the side effects of linezolid-oral tablets?
- What is the dosage for linezolid-oral tablets?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with linezolid-oral tablets?
- Is linezolid-oral tablets safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about linezolid-oral tablets?
What is linezolid-oral tablets, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Linezolid (Zyvox) is a synthetic antibiotic that is effective against bacteria such as Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and others.
- It is effective against Staphylococcus aureus isolates that are resistant to other antibiotics.
- Linezolid prevents bacteria from growing by interfering with their ability to make proteins. Because proteins are made differently in people and bacteria, linezolid does not interfere with production of proteins in humans.
- The FDA approved linezolid in April, 2000.
What brand names are available for linezolid-oral tablets?
Is linezolid-oral tablets available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for linezolid-oral tablets?
What are the uses for linezolid-oral tablets?
What are the side effects of linezolid-oral tablets?
Common side effects of linezolid include:
Other possible side effects of linezolid include:
Possible serious side effects of linezolid include:
- decreased white blood cells,
- vision impairment,
- lactic acidosis,
- peripheral neuropathy,
- serotonin syndrome, and
- serious allergic reactions.
Linezolid should not be used for the treatment of catheter-related bloodstream infections or catheter-site infections since more people in the linezolid treated groups died in an investigational study of patients with these catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Linezolid may suppress the bone marrow. Therefore, complete blood cell counts should be obtained weekly and discontinuation of treatment should be considered in patients who develop or have worsening bone marrow suppression.
Peripheral and optic neuropathy may occur, most often in patients treated for longer than 28 days. Patients who experience visual impairment should be evaluated immediately.
To reduce the risk of serotonin syndrome patients taking serotonergic antidepressants should only receive linezolid if other options are not available.
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