Linezolid vs Vancomycin

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Linezolid is an antibiotic used to treat certain serious bacterial infections that have not responded to other antibiotics (resistant infections). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a severe intestinal condition known as Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This condition usually occurs after the use of another antibiotic, which allows the growth of resistant bacteria in the intestines, leading to severe diarrhea. When vancomycin is given by mouth, it is not absorbed by the body but remains in the intestines, allowing it to stop the growth of the bacteria responsible for this form of colitis. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections of the intestines. It will not work for other bacterial infections or viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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Echo | 29.11.11
I have taken this for over 4 weeks and I have not been able to eat, leaves a terrible taste in the mouth even after stopping taking 1 week ago. I am hopeful that this has worked, I was prescribed this drug after getting an infection after cardio vascular surgery on a left to right femeral leg bypass. I would welcome any advice on how to regain taste again.
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j-bo | 22.03.13
My Dr gave me medication yesterday and insurance would not cover. I started having pain in bladder area after first dose. My Dr informed me this drug has virtually no side affects but in reading I find out differently. I also am partially deaf due to other issues and am concerned about loss of hearing as I don't have a lot to loose. Has anyone experience bladder pain or hearing loss? Did hearing return?
guest | 25.02.13
Treated c-diff with flagyl but it came back. Now on 3rd course (3 months) of 500mg every 6 hours. C-diff symptoms still present. Severe nausea after taking it, and lots of hair loss, does anyone notice hairloss? Very expensive, lucky to have full coverage by insurance plan.
Dowdydsx | 27.08.12
Took vancomycin to treat CDiff, after 14 days, stopped medication. 3 weeks later Cdiff was positive again. Took Vanco for a total of 30 days tappering does last two weeks. Side affects were horrible, back pain, stomach ache, cramping, fatique and diahrea. Have been off it for 5 days now and still feeling tired with some stomach issues. How long does it take to get out of system and/or for my digestive system to get bck to normal?