Linezolid is a synthetic antibiotic, the first of the oxazolidinone class, used for the treatment of serious gram-positive infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria including streptococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The drug works by inhibiting the initiation of bacterial protein synthesis.The drug is also approved for use in complicated skin infections and nosocomial pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concurrent bacteremia associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and concurrent bacteremia associated with community-acquired pneumonia caused by penicillin-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae.
It is commonly used by microbiology companies as a product in ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING (AST),as a disc.The disc diffusion method, which although developed in 19471 remains as the most widely used test. Performed with care, using adequate controls, it is as accurate as more costly and complicated test
Antibiotics & Antibacterials
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