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Generic: dalfopristin-quinupristin
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It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections
               



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What is this medicine?

DALFOPRISTIN; QUINUPRISTIN (dal FOE pris tin; kwi NYOO pris tin) is a streptogramin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • other chronic illness
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dalfopristin, quinupristin, pristinamycin, virginiamycin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cisapride
  • ranolazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • carbamazepine
  • cyclosporine
  • dofetilide
  • medicines for anxiety or sleep like diazepam, midazolam
  • medicines for cholesterol like lovastatin
  • medicines for HIV like delavirdine, indinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir
  • steroid medicines like methylprednisolone
  • tacrolimus
  • some medicines for cancer like docetaxel, paclitaxel, vinblastine
  • some medicines for irregular heart beat like disopyramide, quinidine, lidocaine
  • some medicines for heart disease like diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil

               
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