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Megazolid 600 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Linezolid
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 18, 2019

Megazolid 600 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of antibacterial infections by stopping the production of proteins that help the bacteria to develop. It belongs to a group of organic compounds known as oxazolidinone antibiotic.

Aside for use in the curing of most gram-positive bacteria it is also useful for the treatment of pneumonia. It can be both had orally or can be injected into the body. Restrain from using this drug if you are:

  • pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant.
  • breastfeeding a baby.
  • suffering from high blood pressure or bone marrow troubles.
  • taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • involved in activities that need you to lift heavy objects or requires constant attention.
  • allergic to any medicine, food or substance or any of the ingredients contained within Megazolid 600 MG Tablet particularly.

The dosage for this medication varies from person to person. Your doctor may prescribe the dosage depending on your medical history, your age, gender and condition. However, the usual dose in adults for treating bacterial infections is about 600 mg both orally or IV. It needs to be taken every 12 hours over a period of 14- 28 days. The dose for children is about 10 mg every 8 hours over 14-28 days as well.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Pneumonia

    Megazolid 600 MG Tablet helps in treating Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Skin And Structure Infection

    Megazolid 600 MG Tablet treats skin and structure infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA strains.
  • Bacterial Septicemia

    Megazolid 600 MG Tablet helps in treating septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 15 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency have been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is known to be excreted in breast milk.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Megazolid 600 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This medication, a synthetic antibiotic, belongs to a class of antimicrobials known as Oxazolidinones. It prevents the growth and replication of bacteria by impeding its ability to produce proteins.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking it. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication may increase the effect of glimepiride which increases the risk of low blood glucose. Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any symptoms of dizziness, weakness, sweating. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antidiabetics medications which contain glimepiride, glipizide.


    These medicines may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome which may cause confusion, tremor, fast heartbeat, and weakness. Inform the doctor if you are receiving ondansetron or any antidepressants. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. An alternate class of medicine should be prescribed based on the clinical condition.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Cholera Vaccine

    Cholera vaccine should not be administered if the patient has taken it within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

Ques: What is Megazolid 600 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment of antibacterial infections by stopping the production of proteins that help the bacteria to develop.

Ques: How long do I need to use Megazolid 600 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Megazolid 600 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Megazolid 600 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Megazolid 600 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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