FDA Issues Warning that the Antibiotic Tygacil Increases the Risk of Death
The FDA recently warned that Tygacil (tigecycline) increases the risk of death in patients compared to other antibiotics. Tygacil is an injectable prescription drug that treats complex bacterial infections, such as skin infections or pneumonia. Pfizer manufactures Tygacil, which the FDA approved in 2005.
On September 27, 2013, the FDA warned that patients using Tygacil are at an increased risk of dying from worsening infections, complications of infection, or other underlying medical conditions.
The FDA cautioned that 2.5% of Tygacil patients died, compared to 1.8% of patients on other antibiotics. Accordingly, the FDA will add its harshest warning, a Black Box Warning, to Tygacil’s label. The Black Box Warning advises that Tygacil should only be used “when alternative treatments are not suitable.”
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