Which medications in the drug class Glycylcyclines are used in the treatment of Breast Abscesses and Masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Tigecycline (Tygacil)

Inpatient treatment

If MRSA risk with beta-lactam allergy.

A glycylcycline antibiotic that is structurally similar to tetracycline antibiotics; inhibits bacterial protein translation by binding to 30S ribosomal subunit and blocks entry of amino­acyl tRNA molecules in ribosome A site.

Caution: Pregnancy Category D. Unknown, but suspected to be secreted in breast milk; do not use in pregnancy or if breastfeeding.

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