Why do I need this medicine?
Linezolid is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissue. It is also used to treat lung infections such as pneumonia.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Linezolid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Linezolid with or without food.
This medicine is available in tablet and oral suspension.
If you are given the tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water.
If you are given the syrup, gently mix the syrup by turning the bottle over 3-5 times. Do not shake the bottle.
Linezolid should be taken at regular intervals for it to be effective. Continue to take this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you don’t, the infection will not clear completely.