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Treating Serious Skin Infection and Pneumonia

Zyvox is an antibiotic. It can treat serious skin infection and pneumonia.  It is effective against gram-positive bacteria. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Zyvox is a reserved antibiotic. When using this drug, you need to use this sparingly. It is a drug of last resort against stubborn infections. You can buy this drug only with your doctor’s prescription. The generic name of Zyvox is Linezolid.

What are the uses of Zyvox?

Zyvox can treat infections such as:

How does Zyvox works?

Zyvox affects the ability of bacteria to make protein. It can stop protein synthesis thereby stopping the growth of bacteria. However, this medicine cannot treat viral infections like flu and colds.

What is the dosage for Zyvox?

The amount of medicine you take depends on:

  • The number of doses you take each day
  • The strength of the medicine
  • Time allowed between each dose
  • Your medical problem

Bacterial infections:

  • Adults and children 12 years older- Take 400-600 mg every 12 hours for 10-14 days.
  • Children 12 years younger- Their dose is based on their body weight. The recommended dosage is 10 mg per kilogram of body weight every 8-12 hours.

The length of your treatment is based on the type of your infections.

How to take Zyvox?

  • Follow the prescription label. Take this medication exactly as directed.
  • Take the medicine by mouth with or without food.
  • In using oral suspension, do not shake the bottle. Turn the bottle upside down for five times.
  • The usual course of treatment is from 10-14 days. Keep using the medicine for the full treatment even if you feel well.

What are the precautions in taking Zyvox?

Tell your doctor if:

  • You’re taking other medicines.
  • You are allergic to this drug or if you have allergies.

Your medical history such as:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Bipolar depression
  3. Overactive thyroid gland
  4. Seizure
  5. Kidney and liver problems
  6. Diabetes
  • You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
  • You’re nursing your child.

Do not use Zyvox longer than the recommended time.

Check your blood pressure often.

Do not change your dosage without your doctor’s knowledge.

Costs of generic Linezolid vs Brand name Zyvox

Linezolid generic is cheaper than the brand named Zyvox. Linezolid 600 mg costs $9.25 per unit price or $37.00 for 4 tabs. While the branded Zyvox 600 mg costs $250.38 per unit price or $ 1502.25 for 6 tabs.

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