Sivextro (Tedizolid) is used to treat bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Tedizolid belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria and preventing their growth.
Doctors often use Sivextro to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) infections. MRSA infections tend to resist many antibacterials. Sivextro is only used for infections proven or highly suspected to be caused by MRSA. Do not use Sivextro without doctor’s supervision.
Sivextro only works for infections caused by bacteria like MRSA, and it will not work for infections caused by fungi or virus.
This form of Sivextro is an injectable drug. You need to have a prescription to purchase Sivextro.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Sivextro, you and the doctor may consider the following first.
You cannot take Sivextro if you are allergic to it.
Tell all of your health conditions before taking Sivextro. Sivextro must be used with precaution in patients with low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Make sure to let the doctor know if you have a fever, flu, colds, cough, or a sore throat.
Tell the doctor if you are pregnant before using Sivextro. Sivextro is an FDA pregnancy category C drug, which means it can cause harm to the unborn baby when given to pregnant patients.
Sivextro can be passed on the breastmilk, so you must not breastfeed while using the drug.
Children and elderly
Sivextro cannot be given to patients younger than 18 years of age. There is no sufficient information on whether Sivextro cause increased risk in elderly patients.
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