Zyvox Overview

Zyvox (generic: linezolid) is a prescription medication used to treat infections, including pneumonia, and certain blood and skin infections. Zyvox belongs to a group of antibiotics called oxazolidinones. It works by preventing bacteria from making proteins, which inhibits bacterial growth.

This medication comes in capsule, liquid, and an injectable (IV) form. The capsule and liquid forms can be taken with or without food.

Common side effects of Zyvox include diarrhea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.