Zyvox Oral Tablet 600Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Zyvox: Oral tablet (600mg)

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Zyvox 600mg Tab
Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYVOX 600mg 

What is this Medicine?

LINEZOLID (li NE zoh lid) is an oxazolidinone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Zyvox: Oral tablet(600mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Zyvox 600mg Tablet

NDC: 000095135
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bacteremia, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Sepsis, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Community-acquired Pneumonia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Meningitis, Empyema, Orthopedic Device-related Infection, Bone And Joint Infections, Infectious Arthritis, Brain Abscess, Osteomyelitis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from freezing
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Zyvox 600mg Tablet
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Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: ZYVOX 600mg 
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Zyvox 600mg Tablet

Convulsions Incidence:
<2.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
<1.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<11.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
<5.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
0.2-1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
0.4-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.4-1.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
0.4-1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.4-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.9-1.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
0.9-9.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.9-2.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.4-9.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.8-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
4.7-12.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Zyvox 600mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tyramine-containing foods and Zyvox 600mg Tablet(Linezolid)
Tyramine-containing foods and Linezolid(Linezolid)
Certain foods containing tyramine might increase the risk of side effects with Linezolid. You should probably limit your intake of alcoholic beverages, aged or smoked meats (like sausages or smoked or pickled fish), aged cheeses, and caffeine containing foods like coffee, colas, teas, and chocolate while on Linezolid. Taking these foods along with Linezolid might increase the risk of increased blood pressure, confusion, restlessness, or other side effects. Ask your dietician or health care professional for a complete listing of foods best avoided while on Linezolid.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Zyvox 600mg Tablet(Linezolid)
Alcohol and Linezolid(Linezolid)
You should avoid alcoholic beverages while taking Linezolid. Side effects from Linezolid (Zyvox, an antibiotic) may get worse if you take Alcoholic beverages or medicines containing a significant amount of Alcohol. Beverages to avoid include some beers (including alcohol-free beer); wines; sherry; hard liquor; or liqueurs. Taking these beverages along with Linezolid might increase the risk of serious high blood pressure, confusion, restlessness, or other side effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Zyvox 600mg Tablet(Linezolid)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Linezolid(Linezolid)
Try to limit caffeine intake while taking Linezolid. Side effects from Linezolid may get worse if you take Caffeine, like increased blood pressure, confusion, restlessness, or other side effects. All preparations containing caffeine should be used sparingly such as tea, coffee, chocolate, cola, or 'stay awake' products. Some nonprescription medicines also contain caffeine and should not be taken along with Linezolid.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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