Benefits of Zyvox
Zyvox refers to a brand of drug that contains the active ingredient linezolid. ‘Â This particular drug is classified as a strong antibiotic and is only prescribed by doctors to combat infections that have become resistant or do not respond to other antibiotics. ‘Â Prescription of Zyvox is exclusively for the treatment or eradication of bacteria and not for viruses since the drug is deemed ineffective against the latter. ‘Â The following are the benefits of Zyvox medication:
1. Treatment of serious infection involving the skin
Bacterial infections on the skin that do not respond to some types of antibiotic are classified as serious infections. ‘Â When a particular infection for example fails to show some improvements or healing from a standard antibiotic, Zyvox may be prescribed as the next step to combat such infection. ‘Â This is especially true if the bacteria to be eradicated are of the Gram-positive type. ‘Â This type of bacteria includes streptococcus, enterococcus, and staphylococcus aereus among many others.
2. Treatment for Soft-tissue infections
Aside from superficial infections, there may also be involvement of other soft tissues beneath the skin including connective tissues and muscles. ‘Â In the case of diabetic sores, many patients may actually respond better with Zyvox when compared to other typeos of antibiotics.
3. ‘Â Treatment for pneumonia
Studies have also shown that Zyvox treatment for pneumonia may be more effective against the MRSA type of bacteria. ‘Â MRSA is considered a very potent bacterium and only strong antibiotics like Zyvox may be effective against them. ‘Â Zyvox is better than other antibiotics in the sense that it can penetrate deeper into the bronchial fluids to stop bacterial growth.
Zyvox or linezolid is a common drug of choice when treatment with other antibiotics has not been successful. ‘Â This drug is relatively safe but even doctors take extra caution when doing prescriptions because of its high potency. ‘Â Long-term treatments with zyvox are also avoided because it may cause lowering of platelet counts in patients.