Linezolid injection contains linezolid, which is a synthetic antibacterial agent of the oxazolidinone class. The chemical name for linezolid is (S)-N-[[3-[3-Fluoro-4-(4-morpholinyl)phenyl]-2-oxo-5-oxazolidinyl] methyl]-acetamide.
The empirical formula is C16H20FN3O4. Its molecular weight is 337.35, and its chemical structure is represented below:
Linezolid injection is supplied as a ready-to-use sterile isotonic solution for intravenous infusion. Each container contains 600 mg of linezolid in 300 mL of a clear, colorless to slightly yellow aqueous solution. Inactive ingredients include: citric acid anhydrous USP 1.92 mg/mL, sodium chloride USP 9 mg/mL, sodium hydroxide NF 0.76 mg/mL, and water for injection USP. Sodium hydroxide NF and/or hydrochloric acid NF are used to adjust the pH. The sodium (Na+) content is 3.98 mg/mL (52 mEq/300 mL container).