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Zyvox
Oct 17, 2012 at 7:08 PM
So I'm sure this question has probably been asked before, but has anyone been on zyvox and had side effects from it? I was just prescribed it 2 days ago, and read the side effects.. It's scary! Anyone have any advice?? I'm scared to start it!
Thanks :)
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I've taken it a few times before due to MRSA. It actually made me feel nausea at first. About a week after taking it I always get the wicked shits. So I go to CVS and buy a box of probiotics and it helps. My infectious disease doctor in Orlando says the symptoms I experienced are common. I will say it works for sure.
Nov 10, 2012 at 1:51 AM
I love Zyvox. I've only had side effects once. A couple of weeks ago I was on it with Cipro. I was getting awful headaches pretty much all day. I'm pretty sure it was from vitamin deficiency due to the dosing restrictions on Cipro. So if you are on Cipro too, be careful and take your vitamins in that one hour window each day. Also, the tyramine warning can be really important. Be careful with smoked meats, cheeses, and red wines. Although when you look at the limits you can have some but not an abundance of tyramine rich foods. So when you look at the drug warnings it lists the tyramine contents and the amount you should stay under per meal.

All in all, I love zyvox. It's saved me from many hospitalizations.
Oct 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM
Ive been on zyvox quite a bit and i have never had any problems.
Oct 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM
My two year old just started it too. Scary, agreed! She seems to not have much of an appetite and loose stools. She is on a few antibiotics, so hard to say which one is causing it. Hope you are feeling good and no side effects!
Oct 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM
The only thing I've noticed is that it upsets my stomach, but I also have that happen with most antibiotics anyways.
Oct 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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