Tigecycline (Tygacil): The First in the Glycylcycline Class of Antibiotics (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Tigecycline (Tygacil): The First in the Glycylcycline Class of Antibiotics (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)

Tigecycline is the first drug in the glycylcycline class of antibiotics. Although it is structurally related to minocycline, alterations to the molecule resulted in its expanded spectrum of activity and decreased susceptibility to the development of resistance when compared with other tetracycline antibiotics. Tigecycline has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against drug-resistant gram-positive organisms. Randomized trials have shown tigecycline to be efficacious for the treatment of complicated intraabdominal infections and complicated skin and skin structure infections. The dose of tigecycline is 50 mg intravenously every 12 hours after a 100-mg loading dose. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea were the most common adverse events reported with tigecycline therapy and may result in discontinuation of therapy. **********

Tigecycline (Tygacil): The First in the Glycylcycline Class of Antibiotics (Pharmacology Notes) (Drug Overview)



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