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Broad-spectrum coverage is on your side

Tigecycline (Tygacil®) has in vitro activity against a wide range of range of pathogens1,2

  • Tigecycline is indicated in adults and in children from the age of 8 years for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated skin and soft tissue infections excluding diabetic foot infections1

  • Tigecycline should be used only in situations where other alternative antibiotics are not suitable1 

Tygacil® has broad in vitro* activity, including many resistant pathogens2

Full preview Tygacil has broad in vitro activity

Adapted from Wilcox 2006.2

*In vitro activity does not necessarily correlate with clinical results.
†Except Proteus spp. and Providencia spp.
‡Includes MRSA and glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE).
§Includes ESBL-producing bacteria and Acinetobacter spp. Please refer to SmPCs of individual antibiotics for specific coverage

Tigecycline (Tygacil ®) overcomes most known tetracycline resistance mechanisms3

Tigecycline inhibits bacterial protein synthesis in the 30S ribosomal subunit.1,4


  • is five times more stable binding with the ribosome than tetracycline3,4

  • overcomes the two major tetracycline resistance mechanisms (ribosomal protection and efflux pumps)1

  • is not affected by extended-spectrum beta-lactamases5


  1. Tygacil Summary of Product Characteristics
  2. Wilcox M H. Tigecycline and the need for a new broad-spectrum antibiotic class. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2006;7:69-80
  3. Bauer G, Berens C et al. Comparison of tetracycline and tigecycline binding to ribosomes mapped by dimethylsulphate and drug-directed Fe2+ cleavage of 16S rRNA. J Antimicrob Chemother 2004;53:592-599
  4. Bergeron J, Ammirati M et al. Glycylcyclines bind to the high-affinity tetracycline ribosomal binding site and evade Tet(M)- and Tet(O)-mediated ribosomal protection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1996;40:2226-2228
  5. European Medicines Agency. Tygacil European public assessment report (EPAR) report. 2012 Available at: _Scientific_Discussion/human/000644/WC500044511.pdf. Accessed August 2015