HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
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ZYVOX® (linezolid) injection, tablets and oral suspension
Initial U.S. Approval: 2000
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
ZYVOX is an oxazolidinone-class antibacterial indicated in adults and children for the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria: Nosocomial pneumonia (1.1); Community-acquired pneumonia (1.1); Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including diabetic foot infections, without concomitant osteomyelitis (1.2); Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (1.2); Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections. (1.3)
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ZYVOX formulations and other antibacterial drugs, ZYVOX should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. (1.4)
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (>5% of adult and/or pediatric patients treated with ZYVOX) include: diarrhea, vomiting, headache, nausea, and anemia. (6)
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Pfizer Inc at 1-800-438-1985 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION.