Tigecycline (IV) - Antibiotics Class Overview

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Tigecycline (IV) - Antibiotics Class Overview


Mechanism: Glycylcycline class - structurally related to Tetracyclines (bacteriostatic).  Only IV.  

Spectrum: Broad coverage - Gram positive (including MRSA and VRE), Gram negatives, anaerobes, and atypicals.   Notable holes in coverage include Pseudomonas, Proteus, and Providencia. 

Used for: complicated intraabdominal infections, skin/soft tissue infections, and sometimes for pneumonia.


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