Zyvox Side Effects

In clinical studies of Zyvox, commonly reported side effects in adults included diarrhea, vaginal yeast infections, nausea, and tongue discoloration. Side effects seen in children were similar, with additional reactions like sore throat, cough, and swelling. Most people are able to take Zyvox without any problems. However, if you experience vision problems, seizures, or other potentially serious problems, contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Zyvox Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Zyvox® (linezolid) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Zyvox. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Zyvox in Adults

Zyvox has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in adults. In these studies, one group of people received Zyvox, while another group was given a different antibiotic. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the other medication.
In these studies, the most common Zyvox side effects in adults included:
  • Headache -- in up to 11.3 percent of people
  • Diarrhea -- up to 11.0 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 9.6 percent.
Other common reactions (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) included:
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