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Tygacil® (tigecycline)

What is Tygacil and what is it used for?

Tygacil is an antibiotic medicine of the glycylcycline group that works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Tygacil is used to treat adults or children at least 8 years of age with the following serious infections:

  • Complicated infection in the abdomen
  • Complicated infection of the skin or soft tissues (the tissue below the skin), excluding diabetic foot infections

Medical professionals carefully consider a range of factors before recommending which antibiotic to prescribe. Tygacil is only used when other antibiotics are not considered to be suitable.

Tygacil is given as an intravenous infusion, usually in hospital. It is only available with a prescription.


Reference information

If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Tygacil these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).

PP-TYG-GBR-0128 / June 2020

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If you get any side effects when taking this or any other medicine, talk to your doctor or other relevant health professional e.g. pharmacist, nurse.. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the packaging leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.