What is Zyvox used for?
Zyvox is an antibiotic used to treat adults with certain
bacterial infections. Zyvox does not work for viral infections (for
example, the common cold).
General Precautions with Zyvox:
Phenylketonuric patients should not take Zyvox oral
suspension because it contains phenylalanine (a part of aspartame).
The other Zyvox formulations do not contain phenylalanine.
People taking Zyvox should avoid foods and beverages
high in tyramine content. Health care professional can provide a list of
foods and beverages containing tyramine.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider? Individuals should tell their doctor if they:
- have high blood pressure
- are taking any cold or decongestant medicines
- are taking a medication for depression
- are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant,
or are breast-feeding. The effects on the unborn child and nursing
infant are unknown.
Because certain other medications can interact with
Zyvox, review ALL medications that your are taking with your health
care provider, including those that you take without a prescription
What are some possible side effects of Zyvox? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Zyvox. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The side effects of Zyvox are generally mild, but
serious side effects including decreased number of platelets, red blood
cells, and white blood cells (myelosuppression) have been reported in
people receiving Zyvox since it became available.
Other side effects may include:
For more detailed information about Zyvox, ask your health care provider.