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Linid XT Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Linid XT Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Linid XT Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Linid XT Tablet

Side effects of Linid XT Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Linid XT

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reaction
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Increased liver enzymes
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.

How to use Linid XT Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Linid XT Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Linid XT Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Linid XT Tablet works

Linid XT Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefuroxime and Linezolid. Cefuroxime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Linezolid stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Together, they eradicate your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Linid XT Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linid XT Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linid XT Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Linid XT Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Linid XT Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Linid XT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linid XT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Linid XT Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Linid XT Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid eating cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce as these may raise your blood pressure.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Stop using Linid XT Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you have a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face, or difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

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I am 6 months pregnant with my second baby. I am taking Fol-xt and celol-XT. Now my doctor advised me to take softeron Z also. Can Fol- XT & softeron Z be taken together. Like Softeron Z is for iron, FOL-XT is for what purpose
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Don't know the trade nameBut one iron is enough
Sir Plz suggest me best iron supplement available in India.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
orofer Xt tablet once daily for 6 weeks
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Linid XT as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Linid XT when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Linid XT and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is Linid XT used for?

Linid XT is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Cefuroxime treats infections of acute or chronic bronchitis, tonsillitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infection. Linezolid is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (pneumonia), and some infections in or under the skin.

Q. Does the use of Linid XT help to treat UTI?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections people suffer from. The use of Linid XT is usually helpful in treating urinary tract infection.

Q. Can the use of Linid XT cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Linid XT can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good and helpful bacteria present in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. Is the use of Linid XT helpful in the treatment of bronchitis?

Yes, Linid XT is helpful in the treatment of bronchitis.

Q. Is the use of Linid XT contraindicated in patients with the impaired kidney?

The drug is eliminated by the renal mechanisms and a patient with impaired renal function will clear it more slowly. This can prove harmful for the patient. Therefore, caution is advised when administering Linid XT to patients with renal impairment or renal failure.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Linid XT?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Linid XT cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Linid XT 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.

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References

  1. Cefuroxime axetil. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2005 [revised 07 Jul. 2016]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Linezolid. Hafnarfjörður, Iceland: Actavis ehf.; 2015. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefuroxime axetil. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2005 [revised 07 Jul. 2016]. [Accessed10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Cefuroxime. Camberley Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2005 [revised 17 Jul. 2016]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Linezolid. Pfizer; 2000. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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