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What happens if I miss a dose (Zyvox)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zyvox)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose may cause vomiting, tremors, or loss of balance or coordination.
What should I avoid while using linezolid (Zyvox)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking linezolid and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Eating tyramine while you are using linezolid can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels. Avoid foods that have a high level of tyramine, such as:
You should become very familiar with the list of foods you must avoid while you are using linezolid.
What other drugs will affect linezolid (Zyvox)?
During your treatment with linezolid, do not start or stop using any other medications unless your doctor tells you to.
There are many other drugs that can cause serious or life threatening medical problems if you take them together with linezolid. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about linezolid.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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