Levofloxacin vs Linezolid

Levofloxacin
(Rx)
Linezolid
(Rx)
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic and an eye & vision care product.
Linezolid is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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October 15, 2004
June 27, 2012
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,754 Discussions
1,775 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pneumonia
#4 for Chlamydia
#6 for Bronchitis
Levofloxacin is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Pneumonia and Chlamydia 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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Lev
Allergy
9
Nausea
6
Dizziness
4
Tiredness
4
Weakness
3
Diabetes
3
Anxiety
3
Tendonitis
3
Stomach Pain
3
Insomnia
3
Lin
Serotonin Syndrome
5
Wounds
2
Neuropathy
2
Metastatic Breast Cancer
2
Nephrotoxicity
2
Diabetes
2
Thrombocytopenia
2
Depression
2
Weakness
1
Tiredness
1
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Levofloxacin
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Linezolid
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Allergy
Lev
Lin
9
0
Nausea
Lev
Lin
6
0
Dizziness
Lev
Lin
4
0
Tiredness
Lev
Lin
4
1
Weakness
Lev
Lin
3
1
Diabetes
Lev
Lin
3
2
Anxiety
Lev
Lin
3
0
Tendonitis
Lev
Lin
3
0
Stomach Pain
Lev
Lin
3
0
Insomnia
Lev
Lin
3
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Lin
Lev
5
0
Wounds
Lin
Lev
2
0
Neuropathy
Lin
Lev
2
0
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Lin
Lev
2
0
Nephrotoxicity
Lin
Lev
2
0
Diabetes
Lin
Lev
2
3
Thrombocytopenia
Lin
Lev
2
0
Depression
Lin
Lev
2
0
Weakness
Lin
Lev
1
3
Tiredness
Lin
Lev
1
4
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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C Category C
Before taking Levofloxacin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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 Linezolid and alcohol.
Method of use
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Eye Drops, Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Drops: 0.5%, 1.5%
Solution: 250 mg/10 mL, 25 mg/mL
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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Levofloxacin , Levofloxacin/Dextrose 5%-Water
Linezolid
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Levofloxacin 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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