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Zyvox is an oral tablet made up of an MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor called linezolid. We carry the generic alternative of Zyvox in 600mg!
Zyvox is a medication used when people have bacterial infections. Infections can be viral, fungal, or bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, one-celled microscopic living organisms. The most common types of bacteria consist of campylobacter, clostridium perfringens, E. coli, listeria, norovirus, and salmonella. These types of bacteria cause conditions such as salmonellosis, gonorrhea, gastroenteritis, e. coli, stomach flu, food poisoning (sometimes caused by bacteria), and chlamydia. Depending on the location of the infection, symptoms may include runny nose, cough, headache, fever, diarrhea, fatigue, boils, and muscle aches.
Zyvox (linezolid) is effective at treating bacterial infections because linezolid is able to stop the growth of the bacteria in the body. By doing this, the immune system has an easier time clearing the infection, and at a faster pace.
This medication should be taken exactly the way it has been prescribed. Follow all directions found on your prescription label. If you are unsure how to use Zyvox; do not it; contact your doctor. You will need to keep up with frequent medical tests while being treated with this medication. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor, even if you feel well.
This medication may be taken with food or without food, typically twice a day.
Store this medication at room temperature away from risks of heat, light, and moisture.
Do not use Zyvox (linezolid)
Do not use this medication if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days (2 weeks). Doing so could cause a dangerous drug interaction to occur. You should also avoid using this product if you are allergic to linezolid.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
To use this Zyvox safely, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, a thyroid disorder, a carcinoid tumor, bone marrow suppression or a weak immune system, kidney or liver disease, pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor), diabetes, seizures, or if you use a catheter.
It has not yet been established if this medication will harm an unborn baby if used by a pregnant mother. You should speak to your doctor about the risks of using this medication if you are pregnant.
Breast feeding may not be safe to do while using Zyvox. If you are breast feeding, it is recommended you speak with your doctor before starting treatment.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking. Some drugs may interact with linezolid and cause dangerous interactions to occur. You may need to temporarily stop taking some medications until treatment with Zyvox is complete.
Common side effects of Zyvox (linezolid) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Zyvox (linezolid) may include:
serotonin syndrome: agitation; change in balance; confusion; hallucinations; fever; fast or abnormal heartbeat; flushing; muscle twitching or stiffness; seizures; shivering or shaking; sweating a lot; severe diarrhea, upset stomach, or throwing up; or very bad headache;
lactic acidosis: unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, vomiting, irregular heart rate, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired; or
low blood cells: fever, chills, tiredness, weakness, confusion, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath.
If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
What should I avoid while using Zyvox?
While being treated with Zyvox, you should avoid eating foods that contain tyramine; doing so may raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels or may cause a condition called hypertensive crisis. This conditions is potentially fatal.
Which foods are high in tyramine that I should avoid?
Foods that are high in tyramine include aged cheeses or meats, pickled or fermented meats, smoked or air-dried meats, sauerkraut, soy sauce, tap beer (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), red wine, or any meat, cheese, or other protein-based food that has been improperly stored. You should familiarize this list while also doing your own research on what to avoid while using this medication.
What are some drugs that may interact with Zyvox?
Some medications that may interact with Zyvox include Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine), albuterol, Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Cymbalta (duloxetine), Coumadin (warfarin), fentanyl, lisinopril, oxycodone, tramadol, Zofran (ondansetron), and Zoloft (sertraline).
Can children use this medication?
Yes, but only under the medical advice of a doctor. Ask your doctor if Zyvox is suitable for your child.
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