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How does tigecycline interact with other medications?

Combining warfarin with tigecycline may increase the concentration and risk of side effects of warfarin. Cyclosporine concentrations and the risk of side effects also may be increased if taken at the same time as tigecycline. It decreases effectiveness of oral contraceptives. To prevent pregnancy, an alternative method of birth control should be utilized when taking tigecycline. If you experience severe diarrhea, do not self-treat the condition with any medication. Contact your doctor for instructions.

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