Linezolid is oxazolidinone antibiotic. Linezolid is most effective against anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria resistant to other antibiotics. The most common use of Linezolid is the treatment of pneumonia and skin infections. Linezolid also treats other bacterial infections, caused, for example, by streptococci.
Linezolid is better known as Zyvox, the brand name of this drug. But today a lot of generic alternatives are produced, so you have options to save up some money. All generic Linezolid equivalents produced by the same production process, using the original formula, at the same time, they do not have a million marketing and research costs, so they are offered for a much lower price.
Linezolid is presented on the market in the forms of solution, tablets, film-coated tablets and injection. It should be taken by mouth twice a day for 10 to 20 hours. Children under 11 years old have to take it up to 3 times a day (every 8 to 12 hours).
All antibiotics, including Linezolid, shouldn’t be used to treat virus infections. They can’t kill viruses.