About the drug:
Linospan (Linezolid) is an antibiotic drug that is mainly prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections. This medication may also be used against other conditions not mentioned here. It is the medication that is effective against a range of gram positive bacteria.
Uses of the drug:
The drug is used for the treatment of:
- Skin and soft tissue infections
- Pneumonia, etc.
Working of the drug:
Linezolid is an antibiotic. It works by interfering with the production of proteins needed by bacteria to grow.
Linox tablet is manufactured by Unichem, India; India is a well known pharmaceutical company and is available on our website in multiple packs. You can buy Linox tablet 600 mg online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and Strengths:
Linezolid is available in following strength preparation on our website:
- Linox Tablet 600 mg tablet
Before you take the drug:
Do not take Linezolid if you:
Are allergic to Linezolid or any other ingredient of this drug
- Are prone to allergies
- Ever had an allergic reaction to any skin preparation
- Have ever had kidney disease
- Have anemia, diabetes
- Have an Electrolyte imbalance or Vitamin-B deficiency
Have a genetic enzyme deficiency, or any type of debilitating disease
Tell your doctor if you:
- Are pregnant or planning pregnancy
- Are breast feeding
How much to take the drug?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
How to take the drug?
Take all the medication, exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It is as mentioned in the medication label or patient leaflet which comes along with the medication. Always store Linezolid in a cool and dry place.
For how long to take the drug?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Do not stop the drug without consulting the doctor.
In case of overdose immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter any bizarre reaction.
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. This reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up with the previous one.
Side effects of the drug:
Linezolid may cause serious side effects:
Lung diseases (rarely fatal)
Symptoms of lung problems
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Vision changes
- Persistent or severe headache
- Unusual/persistent cough
- Signs of infection (fever, persistent sore throat)
Contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. The list of side effects mentioned may not be comprehensive.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, tell him if you are taking or have taken apraclonidine, bupropion, buspirone, dextromethorphan, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine, selegiline), nefazodone, a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (eg, atomoxetine), a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) (eg, duloxetine, venlafaxine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) (eg, paroxetine), a tetracyclic antidepressant (eg, maprotiline, mirtazapine), trazodone, a tricyclic antidepressant (eg, amitriptyline, doxepin), or vilazodone within the past 14 days.
These drugs may interact with Linezolid. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details here are out of scope for this guide. There may be other medications. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
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