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What is Zyvox?

Zyvox is an antibiotic. It is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia, skin infections, and other infections that have not responded to other antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is not effective for viral infections. Zyvox is in a class of drugs called oxazolidinones. It is administered intravenously or orally.

 

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