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Quinupristin and Dalfopristin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Synercid

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects

  • Antibacterial, systemic

Quinupristin (qui-NYOO-pris-tin) and dalfopristin (dal-FOE-pris-tin) belong to the family of medicine called antibiotics. Antibiotics are medicines used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. Quinupristin and dalfopristin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

Quinupristin and dalfopristin injection is used to treat infection of the skin or the blood. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. It is given by injection and is used mainly for serious infection for which other medicine may not work.

Quinupristin and dalfopristin injection is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S.)
Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Synercid

† Not commercially available in Canada.


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Quinupristin and Dalfopristin: Before Using

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