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Linzid 600mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Product introduction

Linzid 600mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used to treat infections of the lungs (pneumonia), skin, and soft tissues.

Linzid 600mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. You should take it regularly as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early then infection may return or worsen.

The most common side effects of Linzid 600mg Tablet include vomiting, headache, nausea, decreased blood cell counts, and diarrhea. 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 doctor 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 Linzid Tablet

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Linzid Tablet

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Linzid 600mg Tablet works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of lungs (pneumonia), skin, and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Linzid 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 Linzid

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea

How to use Linzid 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. Linzid 600mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Linzid 600mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Linzid Tablet works

Linzid 600mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Linzid 600mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linzid 600mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Linzid 600mg 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
UNSAFE
Linzid 600mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Linzid 600mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Linzid 600mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Linzid 600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Linzid 600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Linzid 600mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Linzid Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Linzid 600mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Linzid 600mg Tablet treats serious infections caused by certain types of bacteria.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.
  • Do not take it for more than 14 days without consulting your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Oxazolidinone derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Oxazolidinone

Interaction with drugs

Taking Linzid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Triptam, Tryptomec, Amsha
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Brand(s): Celexa, Citlop, Citalop
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Brand(s): Imi-CI
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Linzid 600mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Linzid 600mg Tablet 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 Linzid 600mg Tablet?

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 Linzid 600mg Tablet can result in elevation of blood pressure, which may result in an emergency situation.
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References

  1. MacDougall C, Chambers HF. Protein Synthesis Inhibitors and Miscellaneous Antibacterial Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1537-38.
  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Clindamycin, Chloramphenicol, Streptogramins, & Oxazolidiones. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 804.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 802-803.
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Country of origin: India

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