Tooth Discoloration After Treatment with Linezolid

Kelly L. Matson, Pharm.D., Susan E. Miller, Pharm.D.


Pharmacotherapy. 2003;23(5) 

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Poor dental care and consumption of certain beverages (e.g., green tea) or food can be associated with discoloration or staining of teeth. However, certain drugs also can cause this adverse effect.[23] After receiving a course of linezolid, our patient experienced tooth discoloration, which was superficial and reversible with dental cleaning. Further experience with linezolid treatment will provide more information about its associated uncommon adverse effects.