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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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)?

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?

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?

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) six years ago. What are long term effects? I still do not feel like myself.

I had serotonin syndrome after being given zyvox while on 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) six years ago. What are long term effects? I still do not feel like myself.

Well: I am not aware of any long term affects from seratonin syndrome. As a result, however, you probably got off all the meds that could help. Not feeling well may be related to undertreated anxiety but not due to brain damage from seratonin syndrome. Sleeping well? Panic attacks, sad? Low energy? It could be the same issues for which u were taking the meds 6 years ago. Good luc but care if not get. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat MRSA in cerebrospinal fluid that is resistant to vancomacyn, daptomacyn and zyvox (linezolid)?

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

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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

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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

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Where can you buy linezolid without prescription?

Nowhere: Linezolid in the us is dispensed by prescription only. ...Read more

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Zyvox (Definition)

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