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Synercid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- What are the possible side effects of dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- How is dalfopristin and quinupristin given (Synercid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Synercid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Synercid)?
- What should I avoid while taking dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- What other drugs will affect dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Synercid)?
Since this medicine is usually given in a hospital, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Synercid)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose can cause vomiting, trouble breathing, tremors, shaking, and loss of balance or coordination.
What should I avoid while taking dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect dalfopristin and quinupristin (Synercid)?
Before receiving dalfopristin and quinupristin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cisapride (Propulsid);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- diazepam (Valium) or midazolam (Versed);
- methylprednisolone (Medrol, Duralone, Medipred, and others);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- cancer medications such as vinblastine (Velban), vincristine (Oncovin), vinorelbine (Navelbine), docetaxel (Taxotere), paclitaxel (Taxol);
- a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV or AIDS medications such as delavirdine (Rescriptor), indinavir (Crixivan), nevirapine (Viramune), or ritonavir (Norvir); or
- heart rhythm medications such as disopyramide (Norpace), lidocaine, or quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with dalfopristin and quinupristin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about dalfopristin and quinupristin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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