Megazolid 600 Tablet

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Megazolid 600 Tablet Information

Megazolid 600 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pneumonia. Megazolid 600 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Megazolid 600 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Megazolid 600 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Megazolid 600 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Megazolid 600 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Warnings related to Megazolid 600 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Megazolid 600 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Megazolid 600 Tablet in conditions like Anemia. Other contraindications of Megazolid 600 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Megazolid 600 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Megazolid 600 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Megazolid 600 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Megazolid 600 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Megazolid 600 Tablet 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

Megazolid 600 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Megazolid 600 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Megazolid. It is best to stop taking Megazolid immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Megazolid 600 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Megazolid. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Megazolid 600 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Megazolid has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Megazolid 600 Tablet on the Liver?


    Using Megazolid does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Megazolid 600 Tablet on the Heart?


    Megazolid is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Megazolid 600 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Megazolid 600 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Megazolid 600 Tablet

  • Is this Megazolid 600 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Megazolid 600 Tablet is addictive.

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


    After taking Megazolid 600 Tablet, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Megazolid 600 Tablet can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Megazolid 600 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Megazolid 600 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Megazolid 600 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Megazolid 600 Tablet


    Taking Megazolid 600 Tablet with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

    Severe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Megazolid 600 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Megazolid 600 Tablet with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Megazolid 600 Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Megazolid on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuing Megazolid on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Megazolid contain penicillin?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Megazolid does not contains penicillin. It contains linezolid which is a broad spectrum antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as oxazolidinone. It is effectively used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Megazolid cause anemia?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Megazolid 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 does Megazolid work?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Megazolid is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which is active against gram-positive bacteria and certain gram-negative bacteria. It works by preventing the protein synthesis in bacteria which are essential for it. The absence of these vital proteins results in stunned bacterial cell growth due to which bacteria become vulnerable and dies. Megazolid is effective against a wide range of gram-positive bacteria and some gram-negative bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Enterococcus faecium.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Megazolid with paracetamol?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Yes Megazolid can be taken with paracetamol. Paracetamol does not appear to interfere with the efficacy of Megazolid. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.



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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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