Sivextro

(tedizolid)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Sivextro (tedizolid) has a more convenient, daily dosing and shorter course of therapy, but is more expensive than other medicines that work just like it.

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Quick facts about Sivextro
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Taken once daily.
  • Full course of treatment is shorter compared to other anti-bacterials (6 days vs. 7-14 days).
  • May cause less stomach and bone marrow effects than Zyvox (linezolid)
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Downsides

  • Available as brand version only so can be expensive.
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How it works

Sivextro (tedizolid) kills bacteria by preventing its replication.

Quick facts about Sivextro
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Sivextro (tedizolid) for Bacterial infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
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Side effect rates for Sivextro (tedizolid)

From 662 clinical trials of Sivextro when taken for bacterial infection (200 mg iv qd for 6 days)
  • Nausea
    8%8%
  • Headache
    6%6%
  • Diarrhea
    4%4%
  • Vomiting
    3%3%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Sivextro.

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Risks and Warnings for Sivextro (tedizolid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Sivextro (tedizolid) for a long time

    Taking antibiotics, like Sivextro (tedizolid), can increase your chance of getting another bacterial infection that causes bloody diarrhea. If you develop an unusual diarrhea with loose or bloody stools weeks after you finish the medication, talk to your doctor since this can be a rare but serious side effect.

Common concerns from people taking Sivextro (tedizolid)

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Food
  • Take with or without food.