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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Linezolid (Overview)

Linezolid is an anti-bacterial which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Are there benefits to vancomycin or linezolid after no response from 1 year of pneumonia?

Are there benefits to vancomycin or linezolid after no response from 1 year of pneumonia?

No: If one had 1 year of symptoms they don't have pneumonia that's not getting better, but another disease that is recurrent or progressive that causes similar symptoms (ex congestive heart failure, copd, interstitial lung disease etc.) or they have a problem leading to repeat bouts of pneumonia, such as a bronchial tumor etc. Vancomycin and Linezolid are antibiotics that cover staph. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
36 doctors shared insights

Linezolid (Overview)

Linezolid is an anti-bacterial which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Should i be concerned about all the side effects of zyvox (linezolid) ?

Should i be concerned about all the side effects of zyvox (linezolid) ?

Yes: Zyvox (linezolid) has very serious side effects but if you discuss it with your doctor and use it as directed, you can mitigate the effects. If your doctor prescribed it, it can save your life from infection but he/she will also monitor for the side effects (e.g. Blood count). ...Read more

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How long do maoi effects of linezolid (zyvox) last?

How long do maoi effects of linezolid (zyvox) last?

Wait 10 days: It is not clear what exactly the answer is. Zyvox (linezolid) is a weak MAO inhibitor. I would avoid other maoi's or drugs that act on sympathetic nervous system for 10 days. ...Read more

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Is zyvox (linezolid) harmful?

Is zyvox (linezolid) harmful?

See below: All medications have side effects. For example, tylenol (acetaminophen) causes more liver failures and has more overdoses than any other prescription or otc medication. Zyvox has many serious side effects but it's used for very specific purposes that can save a life from severe bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about the side effects of zyvox (linezolid)?

Not really : You clearly have an infection which is difficult to treat and is resistant to many other antibiotics. You probably have no choice but to take the zyvox (linezolid). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about all the side effects of zyvox (linezolid)?

No: It is fine to be vigilant but I have used the drug in many patients with minimal problems. At the en of the day you are probably on the drug because of a serious bacterial infection. You must weigh the risk against all the benefits. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about all the side effects of zyvox (linezolid) ?

Yes: Zyvox (linezolid) has very serious side effects but if you discuss it with your doctor and use it as directed, you can mitigate the effects. If your doctor prescribed it, it can save your life from infection but he/she will also monitor for the side effects (e.g. Blood count). ...Read more

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Can zyvox (linezolid) cause extreme tiredness?

Can zyvox (linezolid) cause extreme tiredness?

Unlikely: Side effects of linezolid(zyvox) include diarrhea, nausia, and headache most commonly. Also vomitting, insomnia, constipation, rash, dizziness, bone marrow suppression, seratonin syndrome(fever, agitation, mental changes, tremors), neuropathies, and lactic acidosis. Extreme tiredness is not a reported side effect. ...Read more

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Where can I buy linezolid without prescription?

Where can I buy linezolid without prescription?

You can't: It's a prescription for a reason. The fda is not stupid. It has serious side effects and requirements for monitoring for safety. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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