Name: Tigecycline Injection
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using tigecycline injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tigecycline injection; other tetracycline antibiotics such as demeclocycline, doxycycline (Monodox, Oracea, Vibramcyin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), and tetracycline (Achromycin V, in Pylera); any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tigecycline injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease.
- you should know that tigecycline may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections). Talk to your doctor about using another form of birth control.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using tigecycline injection, call your doctor.
- plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (tanning beds and sun lamps) and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Tigecycline injection may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light.
- you should know that when tigecycline injection is used during pregnancy or in babies or children up to age 8, it can cause the teeth to become permanently stained. Tigecycline should not be used in children under age 8 unless your doctor decides it is needed.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.