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What is quinupristin-dalfopristin?

Quinupristin-dalfopristin -- available under the brand name Synercid -- is a prescription antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections of the skin or blood. Quinupristin-dalfopristin is an injectable medication often used to treat bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics. Quinupristin-dalfopristin works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins they need to survive.

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