You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tigecycline or to similar medicines such as tetracycline, doxycycline, or minocycline. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant. Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years old because it can permanently change tooth color.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you also use blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin®).
Birth control pills may not work while you are using tigecycline. To keep from getting pregnant, use another form of birth control. Other forms include condoms, a diaphragm, or a contraceptive foam or jelly.
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding or if you have a history of liver disease or pancreatitis.
If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.
Do not use this medicine for any condition that has not been checked by a doctor.