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General Information on Tigecycline

Generic Name : Tigecycline

Pronunciation : TYE-ge-SYE-kleen

Latest prescription information about Tigecycline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tigecycline

Why is Tigecycline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infection. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

When should Tigecycline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Tigecycline?

IV- The recommended dosage is an initial dose of 100 mg, followed by 50 mg every 12 hours.

How should Tigecycline be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tigecycline?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with liver disease, inflammation of pancreas, severe allergic reactions, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn easily.

• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

• It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Tigecycline?

•   Body as a Whole : Abdominal pain, abscess, weakness, headache, infection.
•   Heart : Vein inflammation.
•   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, vomiting.
•   Blood : Anemia.
•   Metabolic : Increase in liver enzymes.
•   Central Nervous System : Dizziness.
•   Skin : Rash.

What are the other precautions for Tigecycline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Tigecycline?

• Before reconstitution it should be stored at 20°C to 25°C
• After reconstitution, it can be stored at room temperature for 24 hours and must be discarded if not used
• If the reconstituted solution stored at 2°C to 8°C, it can be used upto 48 hours

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