Tigecycline belongs to a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It kills bacteria by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacterial cells.
Tigecycline is used to treat serious infections including community acquired pneumonia, skin infection and abdominal infections. Tigecycline does not work for virus infections.
Tigecycline is injected through a needle into a vein as directed by your doctor.
Community-acquired pneumonia, complicated intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin and skin structure infections
Inject 100 mg as a single dose, followed by 50 mg every 12 hours for 7-14 days.
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Tigecycline may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Tigecycline is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Tigecycline in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.