QUINUPRISTIN is a Schedule H drug.
This medication is a combination of two 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.


QUINUPRISTIN is generally used to treat: Staphylococcal Infection, Streptococcus Group B

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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 < 4yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


  • Before using quinupristin/dalfopristin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to other streptogramin antibiotics or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of liver problems, high levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia).
  • This medication may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Symptoms of Overdosage

QUINUPRISTIN over-dosage can result in: Vomit, Difficulty Breathing, Loss Of Coordination

Common Side-Effects

QUINUPRISTIN : Skin Rash, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Nausea, Vomit, Constipation, Dizziness, Genitals Itching

Serious Side-Effects

QUINUPRISTIN : Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Fever, Throat Soreness, Head Headache, Confusion, Convulsions, Fainting, Lightheadedness, Pale Skin, Weakness (generalized), Chills, Body Pain

Disease Interactions

QUINUPRISTIN can interfere with: Colitis, Gastroenteritis, Acute Liver Failure

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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