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QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information


QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname


QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Dalfopristin (dal-FOE-pris-tin), Quinupristin (kwi-NYOO-pris-tin) Treats infections caused by bacteria. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to quinupristin, dalfopristin, or similar medicines such as pristinamycin or virginiamycin.

How Should You Use QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it will be given.
  • Your medicine will be given directly into a vein, usually in your arm or chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-ous), or IV.
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give IV infusions will give your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • It is very important to use this medicine on a regular schedule. Make sure your doctor knows if you miss a dose.

Proper QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you are using cyclosporine, nifedipine (Procardia®), or midazolam (Versed®).

QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease before using this medicine.
  • If your infection does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you have severe diarrhea while using this medicine, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.

QUINUPRISTIN/DALFOPRISTIN (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV is located
  • Yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Mild rash or itching
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

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