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Nirzolid IV Injection

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Nirzolid IV Injection 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.

Nirzolid IV Injection 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 this medicine 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 Nirzolid Infusion

  • Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Nirzolid Infusion

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 Nirzolid

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

How to use Nirzolid Infusion

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

How Nirzolid Infusion works

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Nirzolid IV Injection
₹0.7/ml of Infusion
Linezox IV Injection
Claris Lifesciences Ltd
₹1.15/ml of Infusion
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₹1.17/ml of Infusion
67% costlier
₹1.3/ml of Infusion
86% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Nirzolid IV Injection 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Oxazolidinone derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nirzolid 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
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Oxcap, A Pine, Axepine
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vocita, Celexa, Citlop
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Imi-CI
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Nirzolid IV Injection cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Nirzolid IV Injection 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 Nirzolid IV Injection?

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 Nirzolid IV Injection 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.
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