Are outcomes WORSE with tigecycline (Tygacil) compared with other antibiotics

Please see the September 2013 FDA update regarding the increased risk of death with Tygacil

Are outcomes WORSE with tigecycline (Tygacil) compared with other antibiotics?

New evidence is saying "yes."

Initial studies suggested that tigecycline is comparable to vancomycin plus aztreonam for skin infections...imipenem for intra-abdominal infections...and levofloxacin for community-acquired pneumonia. But many of these patients weren't seriously ill.

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