Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or a history of high blood pressure
- Bone marrow problems, such as leukemia, anemia, lymphoma, or have had recent chemotherapy
- Pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland
- Carcinoid syndrome (symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors, which are most often found in the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs)
- Untreated hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), inflammation of the thyroid gland, or high thyroid hormone levels in your blood
- Ever had a seizure
- Phenylketonuria (a problem with amino acids)
- Recently been treated with other antibiotics or are currently being treated for another infection with other antibiotics
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zyvox and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Zyvox and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Linezolid to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)