Tigecycline injection (Tigibact Forte) is used to treat severe infections such as community-acquired pneumonia, skin infections, and abdominal infections (area between the chest and the waist). Tigecycline injection should not be used to treat pneumonia in patients on ventilators or in hospitals, or foot infections in diabetics. Tigecycline injection is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills infection-causing bacteria.
Antibiotics like tigecycline injection won’t work on viruses like colds and flu. Antibiotics used inappropriately raise the likelihood of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Use tigecycline for injection solely to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria to limit the development of drug-resistant bacteria and preserve the efficacy of tigecycline and other antibacterial medications. When available, culture and susceptibility data should be used to choose or adjust antibiotic treatment. However, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may help in the absence of such data.
- loss of appetite
- change in the way things taste
- itching of the vagina
- white or yellow vaginal discharge
- pain, swelling, redness