Linezolid

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Features

-  Antibiotic

-  Synthetic bacteriostatic oxazolidinone ($$$$)

-  Bacteriocidal against Strep

-  Can be taken orally

-  Drug of last resort

 

Mechanism

-  Inhibits bacterial protein synthesis

 

Use

-  Narrow spectrum G+ (all)

-  VRE, MRSA

-  Skin & soft tissue infections, pneumonia (esp nosocomial)