Before using linezolid injection,
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to linezolid, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in linezolid injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients .
tell your doctor if you are taking buspirone (Buspar); dobutamine; dopamine; epinephrine (EpiPen, others); medications for migraine such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex), and zolmitriptan (Zomig); meperidine (Demerol); norepinephrine; pseudoephedrine (in some common cold or decongestant medications);selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and vilazodone (Vilbyrd); serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and venlafaxine (Effexor); and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil). Also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the following medications or have stopped taking them within the past two weeks: isocarboxazid (Marplan) phenelzine (Nardil). rasagiline(Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl), and tranylcypromine (Parnate). Your doctor will probably tell you not to use linezolid injection if you are taking one or more of these medications.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: amphetamine (Adderal, Desoxyn, Vyvanase, in some diet pills or stimulants);carbamazepine; cold remedies or decongestantscontaining phenylpropanolamine; other antibiotics; phenobarbital; phenytoin; and rifampin (Rifadin,Rimactance, in Rifamate in Rifater )Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with linezolid injection, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
tell your doctor if you have carcinoid syndrome (a condition in which a tumor secretes serotonin). Your doctor will probably tell you not to use linezolid injection.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a chronic (long-lasting) infection, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), immune suppression (problems with your immune system), pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal gland), seizures, or kidney disease.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using linezolid injection, call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using linezolid injection.