Doctor insights on: Zyvox

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Dr. William Singer
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Zyvox (Overview)

Zyvox is an anti-anxiety agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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

Dr. William Singer
33 Doctors shared insights

Zyvox (Overview)

Zyvox is an anti-anxiety agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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

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

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. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

Is Zyvox (linezolid) effective against Serratia?

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

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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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How can I get a prescription for zyvox (linezolid) pfizer pills?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to get zyvox, (linezolid) but it's a drug that should only be prescribed under very specific conditions. Wanting it isn't enough. ...Read more

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How long would you take zyvox (linezolid) for bacterial prostatitis?

How long would you take zyvox (linezolid) for bacterial prostatitis?

Very unusual: Zyvox (linezolid) is not indicated for treatment of prostatitis and should only be used for this purpose in unusual circumstances when a specific organism sensitive to this, but not other, antibiotics is identified. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Zyvox (linezolid) to work for prostatitis or staph? What other treatments are possible?

Takes time.: Zyvox (linezolid) is a good antibiotic but your problem with prostrate will require a few days to settle. Hopefully in 3 to 5 days. Other options for the treatment are similar other antibiotics which again will require some time. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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