quinupristin/dalfopristin - injection, Synercid
GENERIC NAME: QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN - INJECTION (kwih-new-PRISS-tin/DAL-foh-priss-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.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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