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Tygacil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- What are the possible side effects of tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- How should I use tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tygacil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tygacil)?
- What should I avoid while using tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- What other drugs will affect tigecycline (Tygacil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tygacil)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tygacil)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using tigecycline (Tygacil)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using tigecycline and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Tigecycline can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect tigecycline (Tygacil)?
Do not give any of the following drugs through the same IV line used to give your tigecycline injection:
- amphotericin (Amphocin, Fungizone);
- amphotericin B lipid complex (Abelcet);
- diazepam (Valium); or
- esomeprazole (Nexium I.V.).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tigecycline. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tigecycline.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Tygacil Information
- Tygacil Drug Interactions Center: tigecycline iv
- Tygacil Side Effects Center
- Tygacil Overview including Precautions
- Tygacil FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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