Tygacil will be the first in a new group of tetracyclines called glycylcyclines

Tygacil will be the first in a new group of tetracyclines called glycylcyclines (gly-sil-CY-kleens).

This new antibiotic is designed to overcome resistance.

Health Canada approved Tygacil (tigecycline) IV for complicated intra-abdominal and skin infections that need broad empirical coverage.

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