Zyvox® (linezolid) is a prescription antibiotic used for the treatment of pneumonia and other serious infections caused by bacteria -- it is ineffective for the common cold, flu, or any other illness caused by a virus. This medication is approved for use in children and adults, and it comes in the form of a tablet, liquid suspension, and intravenous (IV) injection.
The exact dose of Zyvox your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your age, how serious your infection is, and other factors. However, it is generally taken twice a day, with about 12 hours between doses.
(To read the complete article that looks at the product's uses, dosing guidelines, side effects, and safety precautions, click Zyvox. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)