Which medications in the drug class Oxazolidinones are used in the treatment of Breast Abscesses and Masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Oxazolidinones

Linezolid (Zyvox)

Inpatient or outpatient treatment

If MRSA risk with beta-lactam allergy.

Binds to bacterial 23S rRNA of the 50S subunit to prevent protein translation; also elicits nonselective MAO inhibition.

Caution: Pregnancy category C; secreted in breast milk, use caution if used while breastfeeding.


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