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Linezox Infusion


Overview

Introduction of Linezox Infusion

Linezox Infusion is an antibiotic medicine used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used to treat infections of lungs (Pneumonia), skin and soft tissues.

Linezox Infusion is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects of Linezox Infusion include diarrhea, headache, nausea, decreased blood cell counts and vomiting. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Linezox Infusion

Linezox Infusion side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood cell count
  • Diarrhea

How to use Linezox Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Linezox Infusion works

Linezox Infusion is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Linezox Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Linezox Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linezox Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linezox Infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Linezox Infusion may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Linezox Infusion is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Linezox Infusion is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Linezox Infusion should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linezox Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Linezox Infusion in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Linezox Infusion treats serious infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid taking excessive cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce while taking this medication as these may cause an excessive rise in your blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop fever, shortness of breath, or any changes in your vision.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Linezox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Linezox

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Linezox cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Linezox can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What foods should I avoid while taking Linezox?

You should avoid taking large quantities of food that contain high tyramine in it. Foods that are fermented, cured, aged or spoiled contain high amount of tyramine e.g cheese, red wine, pickle, over ripe fruits etc. Consuming tyramine while taking Linezox can result in elevation of blood pressure, which may result in an emergency situation.

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