Zyvox

(linezolid)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

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

Quick facts about Zyvox
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (linezolid)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 28 600mg tablets
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • Zyvox (linezolid) can cause dangerously high blood pressures when combined with certain depression medications or excessive amounts of cheese or alcohol.

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How it works

Zyvox (linezolid) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing production of essential proteins.

Quick facts about Zyvox
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (linezolid)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Zyvox (linezolid) for Skin infection

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Side effect rates for Zyvox (linezolid)

From 1498 clinical trials of Zyvox when taken for other indications (600 mg po bid)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Anemia
  • Fungal infection of the mouth
  • Abnormal liver function

Risks and Warnings for Zyvox (linezolid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • 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

    Zyvox (linezolid) may decrease the production of new blood cells in your bone marrow. This will make you more likely to catch an infection or bleed. Tell your doctor right away about any fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or fatigue.

Common concerns from people taking Zyvox (linezolid)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid eating excessive amounts of cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce while on Zyvox (linezolid) because it can increase your blood pressure to a dangerous level.
Food
  • Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.