Tigecycline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Tigecycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections of the skin or the digestive system, as well as pneumonia. Tigecycline should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with other medicines. Tigecycline may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Tigecycline, a drug in the class of glycylcyclines, is a medication used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. Tigecycline treats infections found nearly everywhere in the body. Treatment works for the stomach, on the skin or even the lung. Tigecycline works by stopping the bacteria from growing.