• Most Common :
Diarrhea, headache, nausea and vomiting.
• Blood : Anemia,decreased white blood cells and platelets
• CNS : Dizziness, difficulty in sleeping, loss of coordination, confusion and seizures.
• Miscellaneous : Rash, fever, fungal infections, itching, cough, loose stool, low blood sugar, vision problems and abdominal pain.
Linezolid is contraindicated in patients who are taking sympathomimetic drugs like pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like phenelzine and isocarboxazid, which were used earlier for the treatment of depression or within 14 days of MAOIs administration . It should also not be used in patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, tumor in adrenal gland which secretes adrenaline, overactive thyroid or previous allergic reaction to the drug.
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