Sivextro (oral) is an antibiotic used to treat serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a bacteria that that is difficult to treat because it resists almost all conventional antibiotics used in most healthcare facilities. Sivextro (Tedizolid) is one of the few medicines approved to treat MRSA infections.
This formulation of Sivextro is available in oral tablets.
Sivextro is a prescription drug and must be used only according to doctor’s instructions.
2 What to Know Before Using
The following must be considered before you take Sivextro tablets.
Make sure to follow doctor’s prescription in taking Sivextro tablets. Follow the doctor’s prescribed dosage, and do not take more or less of it.
You can take Sivextro tablets with or without food. Sivextro tablets are usually taken once a day for 6 days only.
Make sure not to miss any doses of Sivextro, as you will only take it once a day for less than a week. If you miss a dose of Sivextro, callthe doctor right away.
You could overdose on Sivextro if you took too many tablets. If this happens, call emergency medical services right away.
Keep Sivextro at room temperature away from heat and light.
4 Precautions to Take
It is very important to complete treatment with Sivextro. Reducing dosage or discontinuing use of Sivextro can allow the MRSA to become resistant, and it becomes harder to treat. Continue to take Sivextro as prescribed even if you are feeling well.
Sivextro may cause serious diarrhea, which can be a symptom of new infection. If this occurs, call the doctor at once.
5 Potential Side Effects
Sivextro can cause serious side effects. Call the doctor if you have any of the following:
Serious allergic reaction symptoms such as difficulty breathing, hives, skin rash, swelling of the nose, throat, lips, or tongue.
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