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Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is linezolid penicillin? Does linezolid contain penicillin?
No. Linezolid is neither penicillin nor does it contain penicillin. It is an antibiotic drug belongs to oxazolidinone.
Q. Is linezolid available or sold over the counter?
No. Linezolid is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is linezolid a MAOI?
Yes, linezolid is a MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitor).
Q. Is linezolid bactericidal?
Linezolid acts as bacteriostatic (stops the bacterial growth) against most susceptible organisms but displays bactericidal (one which kills the bacteria) activity against some strains of pneumococci.
Q. Is linezolid nephrotoxic/vesicant/photosensitive?
Yes. Linezolid may cause nephrotoxicity (kidney problems), blistering of skin (vesicant) and photosensitivity. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor before use.
Q. Is linezolid superior to vancomycin?
Linexolid and vancomycin are equally effective in treating various bacterial infections.
Q. Does linezolid cover Klebshiella/ Pseudomonas/ E.coli/ anaerobes/ gram-negative rods?
Linezolid is not active against gram-negative bacteria. Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, E.coli are gram negative bacteria, hence linezolid does not work against them. Also it is less active against gram-negative anaerobes.
Q. Is Linezolid generic?
Q. Does linezolid treat UTI?
Yes, particularly caused by gram-positive bacteria (Enterococci).