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 in the blood and other body systems. Dalfopristin and quinupristin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Synercid is a prescription antibiotic that is derived from the combination of two antibiotics that are pristinamycin derivatives. Synercid is composed of two antibiotic active ingredients that are Quinupristin and dalfopristin both of which are obtained from pristinamycin and belong to the category of antibiotics known as streptogramin antibiotics. Synercid is used to treat resistant forms of bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and enterococci bacteria. Synercid functions by inhibiting the formation of proteins that are vital for bacterial growth and survival, thus stopping microbial growth.