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Are there side effects of receiving tigecycline?

Side effects of receiving tigecycline may include:

  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • weakness
  • injection site pain
  • swelling

Call your doctor immediately if these rare, but serious, side effects occur:

  • skin rash or hives
  • itchiness
  • breathing difficulty
  • chest tightness
  • mouth or face swelling
  • rapid or slow heartbeat
  • fever
  • chills
  • throat soreness
  • severe diarrhea
  • severe nausea
  • severe vomiting
  • stool that is bloody, black or tarry
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal swelling and tenderness
  • vaginal itchiness and discharge
  • urination changes
  • dark-colored urine
  • jaundice
  • sunburn
  • severe fatigue
  • vision changes
  • hearing changes
  • severe headaches

Because other side effects may occur, you should notify a doctor about any new symptoms to determine if they are related to the use of this medication.

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