Linezolid

(Zyvox® , Linezolid)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral suspension
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Linezolid
Usual formulation brand names
Zyvox®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - available as granules for oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
100mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
The suspension may be too thick for administration through narrow-bore enteral feeding tubes. Available as an intravenous infusion.
Notes
-