What is Linid (Linezolid) used for?
Linid (Linezolid) is given as a treatment for bacterial infections, such as skin infections and pneumonia, and also for bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics. This medication works by preventing the bacteria from growing. However, it will not treat viral infections.
How should I use Linid (Linezolid)?
Linid (Linezolid) tablets are taken by mouth, with food or on an empty stomach. Adult patients are usually told to take it twice per day, every 12 hours. The length of time for which treatment is required may vary, depending on the condition being treated. Adults may need to take it for 10 to 28 days. The dosage and treatment for children is different. Follow the instructions provided by the prescribing physician.
What are the side effects of Linid (Linezolid)?
Side effects of Linid (Linezolid) include:
You should see your physician if you suffer from any other more serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Linid (Linezolid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.