Side Effects of ZyvoxJust like any medicine, Zyvox can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems; most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Zyvox include but are not limited to:
(Click Zyvox Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsZyvox can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Zyvox Drug Interactions for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Zyvox if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or a history of high blood pressure
- Bone marrow problems, such as leukemia, anemia, lymphoma, or have had chemotherapy recently
- Pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland
- Carcinoid syndrome (symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors, which are most often found in the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs)
- Untreated hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), inflammation of the thyroid gland, or high thyroid hormone levels in your blood
- Ever had a seizure
- Phenylketonuria (a problem with amino acids)
- Recently been treated with other antibiotics or are currently being treated for another infection with other antibiotics
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zyvox and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Zyvox and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Zyvox Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)