Information about Linezolid
Linezolid is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (Pneumonia), skin & soft tissues.
How linezolid works
Linezolid is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Common side effects of linezolid
Diarrhea, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased blood cell count
Available Medicine for Linezolid
- ₹326 to ₹383Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹362 to ₹505Zydus Cadila3 variant(s)
- ₹115 to ₹385Mankind Pharma Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹357 to ₹496Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹239 to ₹463Cipla Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹116 to ₹363Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹117 to ₹358Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹144 to ₹464Lupin Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹345Claris Lifesciences Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹116 to ₹342Aglowmed Drugs Pvt. Ltd.4 variant(s)
Expert advice for Linezolid
- Linezolid 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.
Frequently asked questions for Linezolid
Q. Can the use of Linezolid cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Linezolid 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 Linezolid?
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 Linezolid can result in elevation of blood pressure, which may result in an emergency situation.