Launch of Generic Zyvox

Released: 06/23/2015   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The generic equivalent of Zyvox (Linezolid) has just been released, following approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zyvox is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia and certain types of skin infections. Zyvox may also be used to treat infections that are resistant to other antibiotics.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA are required to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form and route of administration as the brand name product. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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