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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections

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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.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:


- diabetes
heart disease

high blood pressure

kidney disease


untreated thyroid disease

an unusual or allergic reaction to linezolid, other antibiotics or medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

pregnant or trying to get pregnant

breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food or on an empty stomach. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

- bupropion
- certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- doxepin
- fluoxetine
- furazolidone
- green tea
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- milnacipran
- procarbazine
- rasagiline
- selegiline
- St. John's wort
- tryptophan
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

- medicines for allergies or colds like phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine
- medicines for blood pressure
- stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

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