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Is it safe to take zyvox (linezolid) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If needed: Category c, so benefits must outweigh risks for the patient. If treating pneumonia or a serious infection with a resistent bacteria, it very well may be needed.
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Category C: C:use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done. I will not prescribe if other available agents useful. Not good for breast feeding mother. Again needs to see benefits vs risk.

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