quinupristin/dalfopristin - injection, Synercid
GENERIC NAME: QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN - INJECTION (KWIN-ue-PRIS-tin/DAL-foe-PRIS-tin)
BRAND NAME(S): Synercid
USES: This medication is a combination of 2 antibiotics. It is used to treat certain serious bacterial infections that have not responded to treatment with other antibiotics (resistant infections). This medication belongs to the class of antibiotics called streptogramins. Quinupristin/dalfopristin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually 2 to 3 times daily. It should be injected slowly over 1 hour. The dosage is based on your medical condition, body weight, and response to treatment.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.Antibiotics work best when the amount of the medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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