Drug Interactions With Linezolid
More Information on Drug Interactions With LinezolidThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when linezolid is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining linezolid with altretamine may cause low blood pressure (hypotension). If your blood pressure gets too low, you might become dizzy, lightheaded, or faint. Always check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely in this case.
Combining linezolid with an antidepressant medication may cause a dangerous and potentially life-threatening reaction called serotonin syndrome. Linezolid should not be used with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or within two weeks of taking an MAOI. In addition, it should be used with caution with other antidepressants.
If you take linezolid with an antidepressant, you will need to be closely monitored for signs of serotonin syndrome (see Precautions and Warnings With Linezolid for more information).
Amphetamines, Amphetamine-Like Medications, and Other Stimulants
Taking linezolid with amphetamines and other stimulants can cause dangerous side effects, such as severe hypertension (high blood pressure) or serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening reaction. If you must take these medications together, your healthcare provider should monitor you more closely.
Combining linezolid with atomoxetine may cause a dangerous and potentially life-threatening reaction called serotonin syndrome (see Precautions and Warnings With Linezolid for more information, including signs of serotonin syndrome). If you take these drugs together, your healthcare provider should monitor you closely for signs of this reaction.