What is Zyvox and what is it used for?

Zyvox is an antibiotic medicine, available in the UK from Pfizer. It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria that cause infections.

Zyvox is used to treat adults for pneumonia and some infections in the skin or under the skin.

Zyvox is given via oral suspension, tablet or intravenous infusion and will usually be initiated in a hospital environment. Zyvox is only available with a prescription. Medical professionals carefully consider a range of factors before recommending which antibiotic to use.


Reference Information

If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Zyvox these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).


Pfizer is unable to provide advice on personal medical matters. Please consult your doctor or other relevant health professional for specific, health-related advice and support.

If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or search the Google Play or Apple App Store for MHRA Yellow Card. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

PP-ZYV-GBR-0049 / October 2021