Generic Name : Quinupristin and Dalfopristin Pronunciation : KWIN-ue-PRIS-tin-DAL-foe-PRIS-tin Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41.8
International- Synercid. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a streptogramin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infection (e.g. complicated skin and skin structure infections). It fights bacteria in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended dose is 7.5 mg/kg two times per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, stomach or bowel problems, HIV infection, high blood bilirubin levels, heart disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication.
* Avoid becoming dehydrated. Side Effects :
Body as a Whole - Pain at injection site, abdominal pain, worsening of underlying illness, allergic reaction, chest pain, fever, infection.
Heart - Fluid retention, palpitation, vein inflammation.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, mouth infection, inflammation of pancreas, mouth ulcer.
Metabolic - Gout, swelling in the extremities.
Musculoskeletal - Joint pain, muscle pain, muscle spasm.
Central Nervous System - Headache, anxiety, confusion, dizziness, increased muscle tone, sleeplessness, leg cramps, tingling, dilatation of blood vessels.
Respiratory - Difficulty in breathing, lung infection.
Skin - Rash, sweating, hives.
Genitourinary - Blood in urine, vaginal inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C).
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