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What is Linid (Linezolid) used for?
Linid (Linezolid) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat pneumonia, complicated skin infections, or complicated soft tissue infections. The medication destroys or slows the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Linid (Linezolid)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Linid (Linezolid) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken twice each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Do not stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Linid (Linezolid)?
Some patients using Linid (Linezolid) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include changes in vision, sensitive skin, easier bruising, increased heart rate, lactic acidosis, or severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure any necessary changes are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent more problems from occurring.
Linid (Linezolid) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also disclose if you have anemia, thyrotoxicosis, hypertension, thrombocytophenia, low white blood cell count, bipolar disorder, anemia, a carcinoid tumor, a tumor of the adrenal gland, kidney failure, decreased kidney function, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regiment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Linid (Linezolid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.