Tygacil is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tigecycline. On this page you will find out more about Tygacil, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: tigecycline
Information for medicine and pack size:
Tygacil 50 mg powder for injection, 10 vials
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
TYGACIL is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults: - Complicated skin and skin structure infections, including those with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), where there is suspected or proven resistance to, or intolerance of, or there are co-morbidities preventing its use of, other available agents. Complicated intra-abdominal infections, where there is suspected or proven resistance to, or intolerance of, or there are co-morbidities preventing its use of, other available agents.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||orange lyophilised powder or cake. The reconstituted solution is yellow to orange, essentially free of particulate matter|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
10 vials per carton: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.