The role of tigecycline in the treatment of infections in light of the new black box warning

@article{Dixit2014TheRO,
  title={The role of tigecycline in the treatment of infections in light of the new black box warning},
  author={Deepali Dixit and Rani Patel Madduri and Roopali Sharma},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={397 - 400}
}
Tigecycline is an antibiotic with a broad spectrum of activity. Similar to tetracycline antibiotics, tigecycline exerts bacteriostatic activity. Earlier studies documented the safety and efficacy of tigecycline for complicated intra-abdominal and complicated skin and skin-structure infections, which led to its approval. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have suggested increased risk of death in patients receiving tigecycline compared to other antibiotics. The Food and Drug… 

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