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Tedizolid

Generic Name: tedizolid (te-DIZ-oh-lid)
Brand Name: Sivextro

Tedizolid is used for:

Treating certain bacterial infections.

Tedizolid is an oxazolidinone antibiotic. It works by interfering with the production of proteins needed by bacteria to grow.

Do NOT use tedizolid if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in tedizolid

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using tedizolid:

Some medical conditions may interact with tedizolid. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a certain bone marrow problem (low blood neutrophil count)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with tedizolid. However, no specific interactions with tedizolid are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if tedizolid may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use tedizolid:

Use tedizolid as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Tedizolid is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using tedizolid at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use tedizolid. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • To clear up your infection completely, take tedizolid for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Do not use tedizolid if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of tedizolid, take it as soon as possible. If it is less than 8 hours until your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use tedizolid.

Important safety information:

  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take tedizolid before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Be sure to use tedizolid for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Long-term or repeated use of tedizolid may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody or watery stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using tedizolid while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use tedizolid, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of tedizolid:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; nausea; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bloody or watery stools; burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe or persistent headache; stomach pain or cramps; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes; white patches in the mouth.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of tedizolid:

Tedizolid is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using tedizolid at home, store tedizolid as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep tedizolid out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about tedizolid, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Tedizolid is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take tedizolid or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about tedizolid. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to tedizolid. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using tedizolid.

Review Date: August 8, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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