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Generic: linezolid
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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not begin to improve or if you get new symptoms.

You will need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional for a list of foods that you should try to avoid. This includes, but is not limited to, smoked or processed meats, aged cheeses, soy sauce, red wines and beer.

Do not treat diarrhea with over- the- counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if the diarrhea is severe and watery.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • burning, numbness, or tingling
  • changes in vision
  • confused, restless
  • discolored, sore mouth
  • fever
  • irregular heart beat, blood pressure
  • seizures
  • tremor, trouble walking
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • dizzy
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
  • trouble sleeping
  • vaginal itch, irritation

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed to protect from light and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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