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Price of Linezolid
Zyvox 600 mg tablet
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Linezolid volume of distribution
* 40 to 50 L (healthy adult volunteers)
What is Linezolid
Linezolid is a synthetic antibiotic, the first of the oxazolidinone class, used for the treatment of infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria including streptococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The drug works by inhibiting the initiation of bacterial protein synthesis.
Linezolid mechanism of action
Linezolid is a synthetic antibacterial agent of the oxazolidinone class of antibiotics. It has in vitro activity against aerobic Gram positive bacteria, certain Gram negative bacteria and anaerobic microorganisms. It selectively inhibits bacterial protein synthesis through binding to sites on the bacterial ribosome and prevents the formation of a functional 70S-initiation complex. Specifically, linezolid binds to a site on the bacterial 23S ribosomal RNA of the 50S subunit and prevents the formation of a functional 70S initiation complex, which is an essential component of the bacterial translation process. The results of time-kill studies have shown linezolid to be bacteriostatic against enterococci and staphylococci. For streptococci, linezolid was found to be bactericidal for the majority of strains. Linezolid is also a reversible, nonselective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase. Therefore, linezolid has the potential for interaction with adrenergic and serotonergic agents.
Dosage forms of Linezolid
|Injection, solution||intravenous||2 mg/mL|
|Powder, for suspension||oral||100 mg/5mL|
Gram negative and gram positive bacteria
Indication of Linezolid
For the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible strains of vancomycin resistant iEnterococcus faecium /i, iStaphylococcal aureus /i (methicillin resistant and susceptible strains), iStreptococcus pneumoniae /i, iStreptococcus pyogenes /i, iStreptococcus agalactiae /i.
Toxicity of Linezolid
Clinical signs of acute toxicity lead to decreased activity, ataxia, vomiting and tremors.
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