What is Zyvox used to treat?

What is Zyvox used to treat?

Linezolid is an antibiotic used to treat certain serious bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).

What is the indication of linezolid?

Linezolid is a synthetic oxazolidinone antimicrobial drug. It is indicated for gram-positive infections and approved for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, skin and skin structure infections, and vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) infections, including infections complicated by bacteremia.

Who should not take Zyvox?

You should not use this medicine if you or your child have used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI), including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

Does Zyvox treat MRSA?

Zyvox is the only oral antibiotic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hard-to-treat resistant infections like MRSA.

What are the side effects of Zyvox?

Common side effects of Zyvox include:

  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • headache,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • discolored tongue,

When do you use vancomycin vs linezolid?

Vancomycin for MRSA. Although linezolid is effective against mild-to-moderate MRSA infection, routine use for this purpose should be avoided to avert emergence of linezolid-resistant VRE. Vancomycin has been the treatment of choice for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

What should you assess before giving linezolid?

Assess heart rate, ECG, and heart sounds, especially during exercise (See Appendices G, H). Report any rhythm disturbances or symptoms of increased arrhythmias, including palpitations, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fainting, and fatigue/weakness.

Does Zyvox cover staph?

Zyvox is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of designated organisms in adults and children, including patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (both methicillin-resistant and -susceptible strains), Streptococcus pyogenes and …

Can Zyvox cause C diff?

This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur weeks to months after treatment has stopped.