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How Does Biaxin Work?

Biaxin belongs to a group of medications known as macrolides. It works by binding to bacterial ribosomes, which are protein "factories" inside bacteria. By binding to these ribosomes, Biaxin interferes with the production of proteins, inhibiting bacterial growth and multiplication.

Biaxin Use in Children

Biaxin has not been shown to be safe and effective in infants less than six months of age. It is approved for use in older infants and children.

Off-Label Biaxin Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Biaxin for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. It is frequently used off-label to treat many other types of infections, particularly if they are caused by bacteria that are susceptible to Biaxin. Also, using the drug to prevent (instead of treat) any type of infection, other than Mycobacterium avium complex, is considered an off-label Biaxin use.
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