Effects of this medicine
This medicine is an oxazolidinone antibiotic that is converted to active substance tedizolid in the body, and shows antibacterial effect by inhibiting protein synthesis of bacteria.
It is usually used for the treatment of deep skin infections, chronic pyoderma, infection secondary to wound, burn, surgical wound or infection secondary to erosion or ulcer, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include injection site reaction (e.g., erythema, pain, phlebitis), abnormal hepatic function, anemia, diarrhea, discomfort in limbs, itchy eruption, vascular pain and fever. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea [pseudomembranous colitis]
- anemia symptoms (e.g., dizziness on standing up, headache), fever, bleeding tendency (e.g., subcutaneous bleeding, nose bleeding) [marrow depression such as reversible anemia/leucopenia/pancytopenia/thrombocytopenia]
- hyperventilation, decreased consciousness, palpitation [metabolic acidosis]
- reduced visual acuity, defective color vision, foggy vision/defect in the visual field [optic neuropathy]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.