Information about Linezolid

    Linezolid uses

    Linezolid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of skin and soft tissue, and lungs (Pneumonia).

    How linezolid works

    Linezolid is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of linezolid

    Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting

    Available Medicine for Linezolid

    • ₹115 to ₹318
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹335 to ₹435
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹303
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹335 to ₹430
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹218 to ₹412
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹104 to ₹358
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹116 to ₹336
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹134 to ₹385
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹250 to ₹350
      Hetero Drugs Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹208 to ₹425
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Linezolid

    • Do not take the medicine, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
    • Do not eat or have foods such as aged cheese or meat, soy sauce, pickled, fermented or smoked meat, sauerkraut, tap beer or red wine which may contain tyramine that might react with your drug.
    • Consult your doctor before taking this drug, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Do not use linezolid, if you have taken a  drug called MAO inhibitor ( like isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine )in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur.

    Frequently asked questions for Linezolid


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    Hyoscine is used for treating motion sickness
    Q. How does it work?
    It is also used for relief from spasm in the genito-urinary tract, gastro-intestinal tract as well as during irritable bowel syndrome (IBD). Hyoscine acts by relaxing the smooth muscles and by inhibiting secretions in the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract
    Q. Is hyoscine the same as scopolamine?
    Scopolamine is the brand name of hyoscine
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    Q. Is it an anti-histamine?
    It is not an anti-histamine
    Q. Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen/painkillers with hyoscine?
    Hyoscine is not known to interact with paracetamol/ibuprofen/painkillers.Drugs are known to interact with each other and cause adverse effects.Any drug used in combination with hyoscine should be as per the doctor's advice
    Q. Does hyoscine cause drowsiness or relieve nausea?
    Hyoscine is known to relieve nausea and may cause drowsiness as a side effect.

    Content on this page was last updated on 26 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)