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When should I not take quinupristin-dalfopristin?

If you are allergic to quinupristin, dalfopristin, virginiamycin or pristinamycin, you should not take quinupristin-dalfopristin (brand name Synercid). Also, if you know that you are allergic to any ingredient used in the preparation itself, you should avoid this antibiotic. If you are taking cisapride, a medicine that was used to treat severe heartburn, but is not available in the United States, tell your doctor; he or she may want you to either stop taking the cisapride or may suggest a different antibiotic for you.

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