Compare Gentamicin vs. Zyvox

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats bacterial infections.

Zyvox (linezolid) is good first-choice treatment for serious infections caused by gram positive bacteria.

Upsides
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  • Zyvox (linezolid) is effective at treating serious infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
  • Zyvox (linezolid) can be taken orally in liquid form or injected if you have trouble swallowing pills.
Downsides
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  • Zyvox (linezolid) can cause dangerously high blood pressures when combined with certain depression medications or excessive amounts of cheese or alcohol.
Used for
  • Bacterial infection due to Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterial infection due to Pseudomonas Bacterial meningitis Bacterial sepsis of newborn Bacterial septicemia Citrobacter infection Eye infection Infection due to Enterobacteriaceae Infection due to Escherichia coli Infection of bone Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue Infective endocarditis Peritonitis Peritonitis
  • And other gastrointestinal tract infections Proteus infection Respiratory tract infection Serratia marcescens infection Staphylococcal infectious disease Urinary tract infectious disease
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
Price
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Side effects
The Garamycin (Gentamicin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
9possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    8%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Vomiting
    4%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
  • Anemia
    2%
  • Fungal infection of the mouth
    2%
  • Abnormal liver function
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Blood and bone marrow problems
    • Taking Zyvox (linezolid) for longer than 2 weeks
    • Existing bone marrow disease
    • Use of other medicines that affect the bone marrow suppression
    • Chronic infection
    • Use of other antibiotic therapies
  • Nerve and eye damage
  • Serotonin syndrome
    • Taking drugs for depression, migraines, or pain
  • Infectious diarrhea
    • Taking Zyvox (linezolid) for a long time
  • Acid buildup in the blood (lactic acidosis)
  • Low blood sugar
    • Diabetes
    • Using insulin or other diabetic medications
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