Afdilinz Tablet

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Afdilinz Information

Afdilinz, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pneumonia. Secondary and off-label uses of Afdilinz have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Afdilinz is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Afdilinz as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Afdilinz normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Afdilinz has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Afdilinz's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Afdilinz can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Afdilinz in conditions like Anemia. The section on Afdilinz contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Afdilinz may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Afdilinz is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Afdilinz Benefits & Uses

Afdilinz is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Afdilinz Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 8 hourly
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 8 hourly
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Afdilinz Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Afdilinz safe for pregnant women?


    Afdilinz can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Afdilinz, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Afdilinz safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Afdilinz. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Afdilinz on the Kidneys?


    Afdilinz has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Afdilinz on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Afdilinz on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Afdilinz on the Heart?


    Afdilinz is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Afdilinz with Other Drugs

Afdilinz should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Afdilinz Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Afdilinz unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Afdilinz

  • Is this Afdilinz habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Afdilinz.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Afdilinz as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Afdilinz only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Afdilinz for mental disorders.

    No

Afdilinz Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Afdilinz


    Taking Afdilinz with food can create severe side effects. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Afdilinz


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Afdilinz with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Afdilinz

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Afdilinz with amlodipine?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, oral Afdilinz can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Afdilinz along with amlodipine. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Afdilinz cause anemia?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Afdilinz may cause anemia, this occurs only in few cases. It is a rare side effect of this drug. It occurs due to bone marrow suppression which might cause anemia, leukopenia, pancytopenia, and thrombocytopenia. However, this effect is reversible in nature and the function of bone marrow is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Afdilinz?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

The dosage of this drug may vary depending on the type of infection and severity of the infection. Usually, oral Afdilinz is recommended to be taken twice daily or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Precautions must be taken in patients with phenylketonuria, diabetes mellitus, and improper kidney function.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Afdilinz a antibiotic?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Afdilinz is an antibiotic. It contains linezolid which is a broad spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as oxazolidinone. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and skin infections.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Afdilinz cover anaerobes?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Afdilinz covers anaerobes. It is effective against anaerobic bacteria which are resistant to other antibiotics.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyvox ® (linezolid)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 758

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 778-781



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