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Linezolid Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Are all antibiotics in the oxazolidinone drug class really expensive, or is it just zyvox (linezolid)? Why is that?
Interesting question: This one may be good to ask your local pharmacist. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
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
No definitely not: Zyvox, or linezolid, has great activity against Gram Positive bacteria. Serratia however is Gram Negative. Those classifications have to do with the structure of those different classes of bacteria. Make sure you ask your doctor 'what' is the rationale for treatment. Hopefully there is Gram Negative coverage included in your regimen. An Infectious Diseases doctor may be needed if things get tough ...Read more
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
Enterococcus in semen cuture. Put on linezolid 600. feeling better after first dose. For how long should I take this?
Ask your doctor: Enterococcus is not something to mess around with. It is known to have serious antibiotic resistance. Listen to your treating physicians. ...Read more
I had bacterial prostatitis and was on zyvox (linezolid) for a week. How do u know if it has cleared up? Do you get retested again?
Long time: Antibiotics needed for prastatis up to sow weeks testing won't help only symptoms ahold guide ...Read more
How long it takes for skin infection & fluid that comes to stop after antib. On linezolid for 2 days!! The fluid is so worrying. Why when & how to be ok?
Zyvox (linezolid): The antiobiotic isn't even at a steady state in your blood stream yet. It will likely be another 2 days. ...Read more
I only have day & half left on zyvox (linezolid). Bleeding clots. Scared to go to hospital because of the risk of MRSA getting worse. Can I do anything from home?
Go see your doctor: Your doc can help you decide what you should do next. But ask yourself what's worse? Besides, there's no guarantee that you'll get worse just by going to hospital. ...Read more
Is linox 600 (linezolid) a good antib to fight infections. Will it fight against staph infection. Pls help.
How long does it take for Zyvox (linezolid) to work for prostatitis or staph? What other treatments are possible?
Can you tell me in my semen culture test results shows: penicillin, ampicillin, vancomycine, linezolid -- is sensitive.?
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How long should it take for oral Zyvox (linezolid) to improve symptoms of a sinus infection caused by staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE?
Response: You should notice improvement in a couple of days. ...Read more
Why would I keep having positive semen culture infections? I was on zyvox (linezolid) and it cleared up, now it is back and I am on ampicillin.
Prostatitis?: Presumably you have a bacterial Infection in the prostate or seminal vesicles, which can be difficult to eradicate. Maybe need prolonged treatment. Ampicillin unusual for this but may work if the bacteria is susceptible. Check w/ doc that the bacteria is not a contaminant, i.e. not really causing the problem. If so, you might have non-bacterial prostatitis, which won't respond to any antibiotic. ...Read more
My semen culture keep coming back positive for enterococcus faecalis. Been on Zyvox (linezolid) before and now on ampicillin but still doesn't feel better.?
Sensitivity: The organism causing your infection may be resistant to the antibiotics being used and sensitivity testing needs to be done on the culture. The source of the infection also needs to be addressed since this could be due to re-infection. ...Read more
Is there any way to treat MRSA in cerebrospinal fluid that is resistant to vancomacyn, daptomacyn and zyvox (linezolid)?
Ask ID specialist: Most likely you are not the one with the problem because the patient is very likely extremely ill. Ask an infectious disease specialist. Drug sensitivities can be tested from cerebrospinal fluid specimens. The antibiotic (s) chosen must penetrate the blood brain barrier. ...Read more
My dad has high grade fever, chills, headache, cough. Dr.gave him cefepime nd linezolid. He also had malaria 2 weeks ago. Plz tell me what is dx?
Mrsa moderate growth. Now on zyvox (linezolid). Having upper back pain and very few irregular bm's. Really scared as to my doctor seems to not be worried about it?
Zyvox (linezolid) treats MRSA: It might be that your doctor knows he has you on the right antibiotic for MRSA. Not sure 'where' the culture came from - but I trust Zyvox (linezolid) to have great effect against those germs. It is worth calling your doctor if you still have questions about your treatment. Otherwise, you could provide more details to a Health Tap doc here and hopefully they could go through it with you too (2nd opinion). ...Read more
How long does it take for oral Zyvox (linezolid) to improve a sinus infection with staph epidermidis MRSE? I still feel crummy after 5 days on Zyvox (linezolid).
Unusual: Staph epidermidis is a normal part of the skin flora and I would doubt that this is causing your sinus infection (if it is a sinus infection at all). Call your doctor or consult an ENT doctor. If Zyvox (linezolid) is causing you to feel bad, you should stop it since the problem does not appear to be life-threatening but the drug reaction may well be if you keep on taking it. ...Read more
My wife having urine culture shows 2-3 cells/hpf after ureter stone removal and doc has given linezolid oral 300mg for treatment. Is that right?
Sounds like: You have a good doc and are in good Hands trust your doc!! ...Read more
I have passed 7 to 8 golf size blood clots. I took pictures of sizes just in case. I am on zyvox (linezolid) for MRSA in lungs. Could this be cause or should I?
Bro taking zyvox, (linezolid) now has mouth sores and possible hemorrhoids. He informed the doc but nothing was done. Is this a normal side effect of the drug?
Dr. Tony. My doctor. Said the vicomyacin caused a bacterial. Infection. In my bowels that professed into staph infection. Gave me zyvox (linezolid). For it.
Ask to clarify...: What you recall from the conversation with dr. Tony sounds odd- more than likely, something was lost or misunderstood. I would highly recommend calling dr. Tony and tell him exactly what you wrote here as your understanding of what was discussed- I am sure he will go over with you what he meant to say. Be persistent and ask questions if you still don' t understand something. ...Read more
Upper left lateral abdominal pain previously treated for bacterial skin infection w zyvox (linezolid) 2 bottles. Can this be splenomegaly?
Stg 4 liver mets, breast cancer. On 4/15 got- 650, gpt 350, bilirbn 18. Now got- 390, gpt 190, bilirbn 24. On herceptin, carboplatin, linezolid, cipro (ciprofloxacin). Why bilirbn increasing while gpt/ got improving?
Tumor growth: I'm being very honest here. In my experience, this is a sign of tumor growth causing obstruction of your bile ducts. Your bilirubin is too high for you to safely get most types of chemo. The tumor may be obstructing the main bile duct, and sometimes that can be stented. But this is a time to ask your doc for an honest prognosis. Warm thoughts to you. ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more