- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewDALFOPRISTIN is a Schedule H drug.
Dalfopristin and quinupristin is a combination antibiotic that fights severe or life-threatening infection caused by bacteria.Dalfopristin and quinupristin is used to treat severe infections of the skin or other body systems.Quinupristin and dalfopristin injection is used to treat infections of the skin and the blood. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. It is given by injection and is used mainly for serious infection for which other medicine may not work.
UsageDALFOPRISTIN is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection, Staphylococcal Infection
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?DALFOPRISTIN is generally taken After Food.
Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)
- 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.
- You should not use dalfopristin and quinupristin if you are allergic to it.Dalfopristin and quinupristin is injected into a vein through an IV, sometimes with an infusion pump or through a central IV or "PICC" line.
- Dalfopristin and quinupristin must be given slowly, and the infusion can take at least 1 hour to complete.
- Dalfopristin and quinupristin is usually given for at least 7 days.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label.
- Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Symptoms of OverdosageDALFOPRISTIN over-dosage can result in: Loss Of Coordination, Vomit, Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsDALFOPRISTIN : Myalgia, Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Pain, Skin Irritation, Body Discoloration, Body Burning Sensation, Legs Swelling
Serious Side-EffectsDALFOPRISTIN : Eyes Yellow Eyes, Blood Or Red Colored Urine
Rare Side-EffectsDALFOPRISTIN : Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Dizziness, Nosebleeds, Constipation, Seizure, Hives, Depression, Heartburn, Night Terrors, Vaginal Discharge, Insomnia, Back Pain, Legs Pain, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Gums Bleeding, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Eyes Blurred Vision, Chills, Confusion, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Decreased Urination, Difficulty Swallowing, Body Loss Of Movement, Pain With Urination, Difficulty Breathing, Fainting, Drowsiness, Head Headache, Fever, Restless Or Irritability, Loss Of Appetite, Throat Soreness, Lower Back Pain, Pale Skin, Nausea, Weight Gain, Slurred Speech, Stiff Neck, Shortness Of Breath, Body Excessive Sweating, Vomit, Wheezing
Disease InteractionsDALFOPRISTIN can interfere with: Colitis, Acute Liver Failure
Technical ClassificationDALFOPRISTIN is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS ANTIBIOTICS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
Storage ConditionsRefrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)
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