Linzowel

Linzowel

linezolid

Manufacturer:

Innova Captab

Distributor:

Uni-Pharma

Marketer:

Ambica
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Linezolid
Indications/Uses
Gm +ve infection of skin & resp tract including vancomycin-resistant enterococci & MRSA.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 600 mg every 12 hr for 10-14 days, if necessary, up to 28 days if there is vancomycin resistance. Childn 7 days-12 yr 10 mg/kg every 8 hr. Neonates up to 7 days 10 mg/kg every 12 hr, may consider 8 hrly. Uncomplicated skin & skin structure infections Adult 400 mg every 12 hr for 10-14 days. Childn 5-11 yr Oral dose every 12 hr.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Should be given after dialysis. Renal impairment (CrCl <30 mL/min).
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, nausea & vomiting, constipation, metallic taste, headache, insomnia, constipation, rashes, dizziness, fever, oral & vag candidiasis & abnormal liver function tests; lactic acidosis.
Drug Interactions
May interact w/ adrenergic & serotonergic drugs. Enhanced pressor activity w/ phenylpropanolamine or pseudoephedrine. Serotonin syndrome w/ serotonin reuptake inhibitors & dextromethorpan.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01XX08 - linezolid ; Belongs to the class of other antibacterials. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Linzowel FC tab 600 mg
Packing/Price
10's
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