Tygacycline - All You Need To Know In 2021
1 December 2021

Tygacycline


What it is used for

TYGACYCLINE is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults:, Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including those with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), where there is suspected or proven resistance to, intolerance of, or there are co-morbidities preventing the use of, other available agents., Complicated intra-abdominal infections, where there is suspected or proven resistance to, intolerance of, or there are co-morbidities preventing the use of, other available agents.


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient tigecycline

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.


Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.


Visual appearance

Lyophilised orange to orange-red cake or powder. The reconstituted solution is orange to orange-red and essentially free of particulate matter. .

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