Lizolid

Manufactured by: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Linezolid (600 mg)

Prescription Required

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Lizolid

Manufactured by: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Contains / Salt: Linezolid (600 mg)

Prescription Required

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Lizolid Information

Lizolid is a prescription medicine that is available as a Iv Fluid,Injection,Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Pneumonia. The alternative uses of Lizolid have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Lizolid is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Lizolid have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Lizolid go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lizolid is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lizolid's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lizolid related warnings section.

Lizolid is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Anemia as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Lizolid contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Lizolid have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Lizolid is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Lizolid Benefits & Uses
  2. Lizolid Dosage & How to Take
  3. Lizolid Side Effects
  4. Lizolid Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Lizolid with Other Drugs
  6. Lizolid Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Lizolid
  8. Lizolid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Lizolid Benefits & Uses

Lizolid is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections
  2. Pneumonia Primary
  3. Skin Infections
  4. Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  5. Cellulitis

Lizolid Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Lizolid

Linezolid

Lizolid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lizolid is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Anemia Moderate
  5. Rash
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Abdominal Pain Mild
  8. Vertigo Mild
  9. Increased Liver Enzymes
  10. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)

Lizolid Related Warnings

Is the use of Lizolid safe for pregnant women?

Lizolid may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Lizolid, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Lizolid safe during breastfeeding?

Lizolid may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Lizolid on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Lizolid on kidney have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Lizolid on the Liver?

Lizolid is completely safe for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Lizolid on the Heart?

Lizolid is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Lizolid with Other Drugs

Lizolid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Pseudoephedrine

Bupropion

Buspirone

Phenylephrine

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Rifampicin

    Paracetamol,Codeine

      Lizolid Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lizolid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Anemia
      2. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
      3. Hyperthyroidism
      4. Ulcerative Colitis
      5. Gastritis
      6. Diabetes
      7. Liver Disease
      8. Kidney Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Lizolid

      Is this Lizolid habit forming or addictive?

      Lizolid is not addictive in nature.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      After taking Lizolid you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Lizolid is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Lizolid is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

      Lizolid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Lizolid

      Using Lizolid with some foods may lead to harmful effects. Take your doctor's advice on this.

      Severe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Lizolid

      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Lizolid with alcohol will be.

      Unknown

      Lizolid FAQs

      Question almost 2 years ago

      How long can I safely take Lizolid?

      Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

      Take or use Lizolid as directed by your doctor to ensure complete eradication of infection. Do not take or use this medicine longer than prescribed duration to avoid bacterial resistance.

      Question about 1 year ago

      Can I take Lizolid with ibuprofen?

      Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

      Yes, oral Lizolid can be taken with ibuprofen. No clinically significant drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug along with ibuprofen then do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Can Lizolid cause headache?

      Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

      Rarely, Lizolid causes a headache. It is an uncommon side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of a headache is unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, take a mild painkiller, apply balm and take rest even after this if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately.

      Question almost 2 years ago

      Does Lizolid cause fever?

      Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

      Rarely, Lizolid causes fever and chills. If you are experiencing fever after taking this drug then try to take mild antipyretic medicine such as paracetamol even after this fever does not subsidise then discuss with your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

      Question over 1 year ago

      Does Lizolid contain penicillin?

      Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

      No, Lizolid does not contains penicillin. It contains linezolid which is a broad spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as oxazolidinone. It is effectively used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyvox ® (linezolid)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 758
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 778-781
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