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Tigecycline 50mg Injection


Tigecycline 50mg Injection is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections when other antibiotics are not suitable. Here are its main uses:

  • Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI): Tigecycline is used to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections, such as appendicitis, peritonitis, and intra-abdominal abscesses.
  • Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI): It is effective against complicated skin and skin structure infections, including infections involving deep soft tissue or requiring surgical intervention.
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP): Tigecycline is prescribed for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia caused by susceptible bacteria.
  • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (HAP): It may be used for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Infections: Tigecycline is effective against a wide range of bacteria, including some multi-drug resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Side Effects:-

While Tigecycline is effective against bacterial infections, it may cause some side effects. Common side effects include:

  • Nausea and Vomiting: Some individuals may experience nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset while taking Tigecycline.
  • Diarrhea: Diarrhea can occur as a side effect of Tigecycline treatment, and it may be severe or persistent.
  • Headache: Headache is a common side effect reported by some patients.
  • Injection Site Reactions: Pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site may occur with intravenous administration.
  • Dizziness: Some people may experience dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Changes in Liver Enzymes: Tigecycline can cause temporary changes in liver function tests.
  • Photosensitivity: Tigecycline may increase sensitivity to sunlight, leading to sunburn more easily.
  • Allergic Reactions: Rarely, allergic reactions may occur, including rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Seek medical help if any allergic symptoms develop.


Tigecycline 50mg Injection is indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin and skin structure infections, and community-acquired pneumonia caused by susceptible bacteria. It is usually reserved for situations where other antibiotics are not suitable or have failed. It should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional and administered according to the prescribed dosage and duration.

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