Clindamycin vs Linezolid for MRSA

Clindamycin
(Rx)
Linezolid
(Rx)
Clindamycin is a vaginal product and an antibiotic.
Linezolid is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
No score available
Helpfulness
for MRSA
4.0
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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Not Available
June 27, 2012
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
30,262 Discussions
1,767 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for MRSA
Clindamycin is prescribed for Acne and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for MRSA
#2 for Infection
#3 for Pneumonia
#5 for Bacteremia
#6 for Osteomyelitis
Linezolid is prescribed for MRSA and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cli
Allergy
10
Diarrhea
7
Nausea
3
Depression
2
Headaches
2
Stomach Pain
2
Colitis
2
Heartburn
1
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
Lin
Serotonin Syndrome
4
Wounds
2
Neuropathy
2
Metastatic Breast Cancer
1
Nephrotoxicity
1
Diabetes
1
Thrombocytopenia
1
Depression
1
Weakness
1
Anxiety
1
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Nausea
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3
0
Depression
Cli
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2
1
Headaches
Cli
Lin
2
0
Stomach Pain
Cli
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2
0
Colitis
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2
0
Heartburn
Cli
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1
0
Anxiety
Cli
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1
1
Vomiting
Cli
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1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Lin
Cli
4
0
Wounds
Lin
Cli
2
0
Neuropathy
Lin
Cli
2
0
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Lin
Cli
1
0
Nephrotoxicity
Lin
Cli
1
0
Diabetes
Lin
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1
0
Thrombocytopenia
Lin
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1
0
Depression
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1
2
Weakness
Lin
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1
0
Anxiety
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1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Linezolid during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clindamycin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Linezolid and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Solution: 200 mg/100 mL, 600 mg/300 mL, 2 mg/mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 600 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Limit consumption of tryptophan rich foods in one meal because it may increase side effect of drug, Avoid eating foods that contain a lot of tyramine. High tyramine foods may increase blood pressure
Ingredients
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Clindamycin Phosphate , Clindamycin Hcl , Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl
Linezolid
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clindamycin and Linezolid: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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