ZYVOX Reviews

Average Rating: 2.8 (5 Ratings)

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 1  post operatively after thoracotomy Giddiness and severe insomnia, out of body feeling and anxiety. F 50 2 days
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 5  Staph Infection I had severe impetigo on my face from staph bacteria. After numerous antibiotics, I eventually was prescribed Zyvox. My infection cleared within 2 days! However, after starting Zyvox my face became extremely sensitive to facial products. Two weeks after ending Zyvox, my arms and ankles started getting bumps on them which looked to my like focullitis. However, my dermatologist told me I have eczema. There is no way I have eczema because I have had perfect skin before the staph infection. More rashes are appearing on my hands and face but do not look like the first time I had staph. After researching more on Zyvox I found out that you can start having reactions to the antibiotic a few weeks after you stop the medicine. The rashes aren't horrible but they do itch and are extremely red. They range from small lesions to bumps to just patches of reddness. Would use this medication again if the staph infection comes back. It really works on resistant staph bacteria. The medicine was VERY expensive and cost me nearly $1800! F 26 10 days
 4  MRSA Infection in surgical wound I did have my blood pressure spike because I wasn't told not to eat food with tyramine in it which is most hard cheeses. There was some nausea. This medication in the oral form allowed me to get out of the hospital and go home to recuperate. If you are on this and experience side effects get your doctor to do some blood work. F 49 10 days
 3  MRSA Headaches, insomnia, joint pain, anxiety. I felt very unwell while taking it but it helped somewhat. F 20 days
 1  prevent mrsa blood infection loss of vision, feeling in extremeties, depression, mood swings. expensive and potentially dangerous. M 64 6 months

ZYVOX  (LINEZOLID):  Linezolid is an antibiotic used to treat certain serious bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Linezolid also belongs to a class of drugs known as MAO inhibitors. It can increase the levels of certain natural substances in the body (such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin) which can increase the chance of certain side effects and food and drug interactions. See How to Use, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions sections for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)