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Linezolid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Linezolid is also known as: Zyvox

Linezolid Pregnancy Warnings

Linezolid has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Some animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm; however, studies using high doses demonstrated fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. Linezolid should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Linezolid Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of linezolid into human milk. Linezolid and its metabolites are excreted into rat milk, at concentrations similar to those in maternal plasma. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when linezolid is administered to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Zyvox (linezolid)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Zyvox (linezolid)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

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