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Zyvox Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Zyvox is a member of a new class of antibiotics known as oxazolidinones. It is used to treat certain types of pneumonia, some forms of skin infection, and infections involving certain strains of a germ known as Enterococcus faecium.

Zyvox Dosage

  • For the treatment of Pneumonia and Complicated Skin Infections, the usual starting dosage is 600 milligrams every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days.
  • For the treatment of Uncomplicated Skin Infections, the usual dosage is 400 milligrams every 12 hours.

Uses of Zyvox

  • It is used to treats certain types of pneumonia, some forms of skin infection, and infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zyvox

Before taken Zyvox medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zyvox. Side effects may include:

  • Anemia
  • Blood infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Zyvox:

  • If you're taking Zyvox with a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), there is a chance of developing serotonin syndrome. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • Vision problems—including blurred vision, change in color perception, and problems with depth perception—may be caused by Zyvox treatment that lasts for more than 28 days. If this occurs, contact your doctor right away.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Zyvox with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zyvox with the following:

  • Serotonin-boosting antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft, as well as other antidepressants
  • Decongestants such as Sudafed and Entex
  • Over-the-counter cold medicines and cough syrups that contain pseudoephedrine

Little is known about the effects of a Zyvox overdose. But after taken Zyvox if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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