Tigecycline injection used to
treat certain serious infections including community acquired pneumonia (a lung
infection that developed in a person who was not in the hospital), skin
infections, and infections of the abdomen (area between the chest and the
waist). Tigecycline injection should not be used to treat pneumonia that
developed in people who are on ventilators or who were in a hospital or foot
infections in people who have diabetes. Tigecycline injection is in a class of
medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria that
such as tigecycline injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral
infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of
getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
studies, more patients who were treated with tigecycline injection for serious
infections died than patients who were treated with other medications for
serious infections. These people died because their infections worsened,
because they developed complications of their infections, or because of other
medical conditions they had. There is not enough information to tell whether
using tigecycline injection increases the risk of death during treatment. Your
doctor will only treat you with tigecycline injection if other medication
cannot be used to treat your infection.
Talk to your
doctor about the risk of using tigecycline injection.