Linezolid is an antibiotic used to treat certain serious bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

Linezolid FAQ

What is Linezolid used for?

Linezolid is used to treat certain bacterial infections, including pneumonia and skin infections.

How should I take Linezolid?

Take Linezolid as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than the recommended dose, and do not stop taking it even if you feel better.

What are the side effects of Linezolid?

Common side effects may include diarrhea, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Contact your doctor if you experience severe side effects such as easy bruising or bleeding.

Can I buy Linezolid without a prescription?

No, Linezolid is a prescription-only medication and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Is Linezolid effective against MRSA?

Yes, Linezolid is effective in treating infections caused by MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

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