Keep an Eye Out for the New Tetracycline Antibiotic Nuzyra

Nuzyra (noo-ZYE-rah, omadacycline) will be a once-daily tetracycline antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia or skin infections.

Nuzyra is effective against some bacteria resistant to doxycycline or minocycline. But it doesn't seem more effective than other appropriate antibiotics...and costs about $400/oral dose.

Expect Nuzyra to be saved as a last resort...when other antibiotics can't be used due to true allergies or serious side effects.

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