What is the drug Zyvox used for?

What is the drug Zyvox used for?

Linezolid is an antibiotic used to treat certain serious bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).

What infections does Zyvox treat?

What Conditions does ZYVOX Treat?

  • infection due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
  • a bacterial infection.
  • bacterial pneumonia caused by Streptococcus.
  • bacterial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus.
  • skin infection due to Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
  • skin infection due to Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria.

What are the side effects of Zyvox?

Common side effects of Zyvox include:

  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • headache,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • discolored tongue,

How strong is Zyvox?

Linezolid is an antibiotic which is given for serious infections. It will be prescribed by a specialist doctor. The dose is 600 mg every 12 hours. This will be as an injection, or as a tablet or liquid medicine.

Is Zyvox oral?

ZYVOX for Oral Suspension is supplied as an orange-flavored granule/powder for constitution into a suspension for oral administration. Following constitution, each 5 mL contains 100 mg of linezolid.

Is Zyvox used for UTI?

Linezolid appears effective as comparator antibiotics for the treatment of mild vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus urinary tract infection.

How is Zyvox administered?

ZYVOX I.V. Injection should be administered by intravenous infusion over a period of 30 to 120 minutes. Do not use this intravenous infusion bag in series connections. Additives should not be introduced into this solution.

What foods should be avoided when taking Zyvox?

If you are taking Zyvox, avoid consuming foods and alcoholic beverages that are high in tyramine. This includes foods such as aged cheeses, sauerkraut, yogurt, raisins, bananas, sour cream, pickled foods, liver, cured or smoked meats, canned figs, avocadoes, soy, turkey, yeast extracts, papaya products, and fava beans.

How do you administer Zyvox IV?

What foods can I eat while taking Zyvox?

Fruits, including avocados, bananas, figs, raisins. Soy sauce. Miso soup. Yeast/protein extracts.