Tedizolid injection is used to treat skin infections caused by certain types of bacteria. Tedizolid is in a class of medications called oxazolidinone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Antibiotics such as tedizolid injection will not work for colds, flu, and other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Tedizolid injection comes as a solution to be given intravenously (into a vein) over 1 hour. It is usually given once a day for 6 days.
You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with tedizolid injection. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, tell your doctor.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Before using tedizolid injection,
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
Tedizolid may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Tedizolid may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( Web Site ) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available online at Web Site. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services at 911.
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
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Selected Revisions: May 15, 2018.