Linezolid 600 mg. 10 tablets
Linezolid Krka is an antibiotic of the oxazolidinone group that stops the growth of certain types of bacteria (microbes) that cause infections in adults. It is used to treat pneumonia and some skin or subcutaneous infections. Your doctor will have to decide whether Linezolid Krka is suitable for treating your infection.
2. What do you need to know before taking Linezolid Karka?
Do not take Linezilid Karka:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to linezolid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
if you take or have taken during the last 2 weeks medicines known as monoamyoxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors such as phenelzine, isocarboxazide, selegiline, moclobemide). These drugs can be used to treat depression or Parkinson's disease.
if you are breast-feeding. This is due to the fact that Linezolid Karka emits in breast milk and can affect your baby.
Warnings and precautions
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Linezolid Karka.
Linezolid Karka may not be suitable for you if the answer is to some of the following questions. In this case, talk to your doctor as he or she will have to check your general condition and blood pressure before and during treatment or may decide that another treatment is more appropriate for you.
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if anything is relevant to you:
Do you have high blood pressure?
Are you diagnosed with increased thyroid function?
Do you have a tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) or a carcinoid syndrome (caused by hormone system tumors with symptoms of diarrhea, skin redness, shortness of breath)?
Do you suffer from manic depression, schizoaffective disorder, confusion or other mental illness?
Do you take any of the following medicines?
Decongestants, cold or flu medicines that contain pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine;
Medicines that are used to treat asthma, such as salbutamol, terbutaline, fenoterol;
Antidepressants known as tricyclics or serotonin reuptake inhibitors, for example amitriptyline, cipramil, clomipramine, dosulenin, doxepin, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, imipramine, lofepramine, paroxetine, sertraline;
Medicines for the treatment of migraine such as sumatriptan and zolmitriptan;
Medicines for the treatment of sudden, severe allergic reactions such as adrenaline (epinephrine);
Medicines that increase your blood pressure, such as noradrenaline (norepinephrine), dopamine and dobutamine;
Medicines for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, such as pethidine;
Medicines for the treatment of anxiety disorders such as buspirone;
An antibiotic called rifampicin.
Take special care with Linezolid Karka
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you:
you can easily get bruises and bleeding
you are anemic (you have a reduced number of red blood cells);
you are prone to infections;
you have had seizures in the past;
have liver or kidney problems, especially if you are undergoing dialysis;
you have diarrhea.
Tell your doctor immediately if you suffer from:
Problems with your vision, such as blurred vision, changes in color perception, difficulty in detailing details or visual field narrowed.
Loss of sensation of your hands or feet or tingling or twitching in your arms or legs.
You may develop diarrhea during or after antibiotics, including Linezolid Karka. If it becomes severe or prolonged or if you notice that your stools contain blood or mucus, you should immediately stop taking Lingzolid Karka and consult your doctor. In this case, you should not take medicines that stop or slow down the bowel movement.
Recurrent seizures of nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain or rapid breathing.
Children and adolescents
Typically, Linezilide Krka is not used for the treatment of children and adolescents (under 18 years of age).
Other Drugs and Linezolid Crack
There is a risk of a possible interaction of Linzolide Krka with some other medicines to cause side effects such as changes in blood pressure, temperature or heart rate.
Tell your doctor if you have taken or have taken the following medications during the last 2 weeks, as Linesolide Krka should not be taken if you have recently taken these medicines (see also section 2 above "Do not take Linezolid Krakka").
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors such as phenelzine, isocaroxide, selegiline, moclobemide). They are used to treat depression or Parkinson's disease.
Tell your doctor also if you are taking any of the following medicines. Your doctor may still prescribe Linezolid Karka but will need to check your health status and your blood pressure before and during treatment.
In other cases, your doctor
How to take Linezolid Karka?
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is one tablet (600 mg linezolid) twice a day (every twelve hours). Swallow the tablet whole with water.
If you have kidney dialysis, you should take Linezolid Karka after dialysis.
The course of treatment usually lasts 10 to 14 days, but can not last longer than 28 days. The safety and efficacy of this medicine has not been established for treatment periods longer than 28 days. Your doctor will decide how long you should be treated.
While taking Linezilide Krka, your doctor will perform periodic blood tests to monitor your blood counts.
Your doctor should monitor your vision status if you take Linezolid Karka for more than 28 days.
Use in children and adolescents
Linezolid Crack is generally not used to treat children and adolescents (under 18 years of age).
If you take more Linesolide Krka than you should
Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take Linezolid Karka
Take the missed tablet as soon as you remember. Take the next tablet 12 hours afterwards and continue to take the tablets every 12 hours. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
If you stop taking Linezolid Karka
In addition, if your doctor does not tell you to stop treatment, it is important that you do not stop taking Linnesolide Krka. If you stop taking your first symptoms, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist immediately if you notice any of the following side effects during your treatment with Linezolid Krak:
Skin reactions such as flushed skin and flakes (dermatitis), rash, itching or swelling, especially on the face and neck. This may be a sign of an allergic reaction and it may be necessary to stop taking Linezolid Karka.
Problems with your vision, such as blurred vision, change in your ability to see colors, difficulty in detailing details or limiting your field of vision.
Severe diarrhea containing blood and / or mucus (inflammation of the intestine associated with the use of antibiotics, including pseudomembranous colitis), which in rare cases may develop into a life-threatening condition.
Recurrent nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain or rapid breathing.
Seizures or seizures were observed with Linezolid Krak. You should inform your doctor if you experience anxiety, confusion, delirium, rigidity, tremor, impaired coordination and seizures while taking antidepressants known as SSRIs (see section 2).
Stiffness, tingling or blurred vision have been reported by patients who have been given Linezolid Karka for more than 28 days. If you have problems with your vision, you should consult your doctor immediately.
Other side effects include:
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Fungal infections, especially vaginal or oral thrush;
Metal taste in the mouth;
Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting;
Changes in the results of some blood tests, including those measuring kidney, liver or blood glucose levels;
Unusual bleeding or bruising, which may be due to changes in the number of certain blood cells that may affect blood clotting or lead to anemia;
Increased blood pressure;
Anemia (reduced red blood cell count);
Changing the number of cells in the blood that may affect your ability to fight infections;
Itching on the skin;
Localized or general abdominal pain;
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Inflammation of the vagina or genital area in women;
Sensations such as stiffness or tingling;
Dryness or inflammation of the mouth, swelling, inflammation or discolouration of the tongue;
Common urination urgency;
Feeling fatigue or thirst;
Inflammation of the pancreas;
Changes in blood proteins, salts or enzymes that measure renal or hepatic function;
Hyponatraemia (low levels of sodium in the blood);
Decreased platelet count;
Swelling of the abdomen;
Transient ischemic attacks (temporary difficulty in blood flow to the brain, causing short-term symptoms such as loss of vision, weakness in the leg and arm, speech loss or loss of consciousness);
Pain in place
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Obstruction of the field of vision;
Surface change of tooth color, which can be removed with professional cleaning by a dentist (removing the tartar).
The following side effects have also been reported (frequency can not be estimated from the available data):
Serotonin syndrome (symptoms include accelerated heart rhythm, confusion, increased sweating, hallucinations, involuntary movements, chills and trembling);
Lactic acidosis (symptoms include recurrent nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid breathing);
Severe skin disorders;
Cisplatinous anemia (type of anemia (reduced red blood cell count));
Alopecia (hair loss);
Changes in color vision or difficulty in detailing details
Decrease in the number of blood cells;
Weakness and / or change in perceptions.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store Linezolid Krak?
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicine does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not dispose of medicines in the sewage system or in the household waste container. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Package Contents and Additional Information
What does Linezolid Karka contain?
The active substances are linezolid. Each film-coated tablet contains 600 mg of linezolid.
The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, sodium starch glycolate (type A), hydroxypropylcellulose (type EF), magnesium stearate in the tablet core and hypromellose, titanium dioxide (1.171), macrogol 6000 and talc in the film coating.
What does Linzolide Karka look like and what does the package contain?
White to off-white, oval, slightly biconvex film-coated tablets. Tablet dimensions: 18 x 9 mm.
Linezolid is available in blister packs containing 10, 20, 30 film-coated tablets.
Not all types of packaging may be available on the market.