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Side effects of Lizolid tablet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doctor
User :   good morning
Doctor :   hi goodafternoon
User :   i have few queries regarding my fathers health
User :   my father is diabetic since 18 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   now he has developed foot ulcer and he is being treated
Doctor :   ok
User :   recently he had undergone 2 surgeries and after that grafting is done
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide fathers -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   he has given in total 28 meronem injections in 4 months time and now he is using lizolid 600mg tabs twice daily
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is 58 yrs, married, retired, 1 dependent
Doctor :   ok
User :   just i have seen in yoscare site saying like the side effect for using lizolid will also be renal failure. can u say on it please
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about
User :   this is what i can see in yoscare site----------------- Reversible myelosuppression including anaemia, leukopenia, pancytopenia and thrombocytopenia (particularly if using greater than 10-14 days), transient ischaemic attacks, renal failure, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u say what precautions need to be taken to avoid this or any alternative
Doctor :   these are side effects u will get one usageDiarrhoea (antibiotic associated colitis reported), headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abnormal liver function tests, fever, vaginal and oral candidiasis, skin rash, pruritus, dizziness, insomnia, anaemia, tongue discoloration, taste disturbance, lactic acidosis, optic and peripheral neuropathy particularly if used greater than or equal to 28 days.
Doctor :   but these side effects wont occur in everyone
User :   he is using since 15 days twice daily will it ok or he has to stop it for taking long time
Doctor :   the treating doctor will assess carefully before prescribing the medicine
Doctor :   go by the doctors advise
User :   thanks
Doctor :   since he has clinically examined and
Doctor :   know the patients general condition
Doctor :   he is the best person to decide to dose
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