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    Suggest diet plan while on Linezolid

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My husband starting linezolid. What foods should he avoid?
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Aged, conserved or pickled foods and drinks.

Detailed Answer:

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Linezolid is a medicine that should not be taken together with foods or drinks that have been aged, fermented, pickled, or smoked to improve flavor

Here are some of the most used foods that should be avoided: aged cheeses, fermented or air-dried meats (salami), sauerkraut or XXXXXXX chee, soy sauce, tofu, tap beer, red wine, broad/fava beans, preserved fish (for example pickled herring), products that contain large amounts of yeast (bouillon cubes, powdered soup/gravy, homemade or sourdough bread), ect.

Online you may probably find more. But, the idea behind this is that all this foods increase tyramine which is a content of any protein-rich food that may be increased if stored for long periods or improperly refrigerated.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Dr. Papaqako

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