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Linezolid is a medicinal drug that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis and affects blood pressure through monoamine oxidase inhibition. It can be used against gram-positive organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains, coagulase-negative Staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains. This active ingredient is an oxazolidinone antibacterial.

Class of Drugs – MAO inhibitors

Molecular Formula – C16H20FN3O4

Molecular Weight – 337.35 g/mol

Working: This active ingredient is used against Staphylococcus aureus isolates that are resistant to other antibiotics. It works to prevent bacteria from multiplying by obstructing their ability to produce proteins. Since the proteins are made uniquely in people and bacteria, Linezolid does not interfere with the formation of proteins in humans.

Uses: This medicine is an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of a certain serious bacterial infection. It stops the growth of bacteria. It only treats bacterial infections and not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu. The medication Linezolid belongs to a group of drugs known as MAO inhibitors. It increases the levels of certain natural substances in the body including dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, which increases the chance of certain side effects and food and drug interactions.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Given antibiotic is used in popular brand medicine as follows:

  • Zyvox: 600 mg

It is recommended to follow a special diet described by the doctor or dietician. It helps to limit the intake of tyramine while treating with this medicine. Avoid food and beverages that are high in tyramine, such as aged cheeses, dried/aged meats and sausages, preserved fish, and products that contain large amounts of yeast.