What is tigecycline?

Tigecycline is a wide-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections throughout many areas of the body, including bones, kidneys, liver, lungs, skin and stomach. Tigecycline effectively treats infections caused by resistant bacteria, including bacteria with a resistance to tetracycline. This prescription drug is administered by injection. Tigecycline is manufactured under the brand name Tygacil. Data has shown that people who receive tigecycline are more likely to die from worsening infections or complications of infections, compared to people who receive other antibiotic drugs. For this reason, tigecycline is recommended only when other treatments aren't suitable. 

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