Tedizolid (torezolid) for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections.

Tedizolid (torezolid) for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections.

Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2020 May 23;:

Authors: Carena AA, Stryjewski ME

Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) are among the most frequent infectious diseases. Recently, several new antibiotics with activity against MRSA have been approved. Tedizolid, a second generation oxazolidinone approved for ABSSSI offers theoretical advantages over first generation oxazolidinones.
AREAS COVERED: A comprehensive online search of Medline, ClinicalTrials.gov, and conference presentations was made, selecting articles between January 2000 and April 2020. In this review, the authors discuss the chemical and microbiological properties of tedizolid, summarize its efficacy, safety and potential role in the treatment of ABSSSI as well as the potential for future indications.
EXPERT OPINION: Tedizolid has proven to be non-inferior compared to linezolid for the treatment of ABSSSI in two registrational phase III clinical trials, being well tolerated. Tedizolid exhibits antibacterial activity against the most important ABSSSI pathogens (including multidrug resistant strains of MRSA), as well as mycobacteria and Nocardia. It appears to have a safe profile, including decreased myelotoxicity and no significant drug interactions. Preliminary studies with longer duration of therapy seems to confirm these potential benefits. Overall, tedizolid expands the newly acquired armamentarium to treat ABSSSI. The role of tedizolid for other indications is under investigation and has yet to be determined.

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