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Quixin Uses

How Does Quixin Work?

Quixin belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or sometimes "quinolones" for short. Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics used to kill bacteria that cause infections. Quixin works by blocking an important bacterial enzyme called DNA gyrase. This enzyme is needed by the bacteria to make DNA, which is important for the bacteria to multiply.

Can Children Use It?

Quixin is approved for use in children as young as one year old. Although there are concerns about possible bone, joint, or tendon problems with the use of oral fluoroquinolones in children, topical use in the eyes is believed to be safe.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Yes -- older adults can use Quixin. They appear to respond to, and tolerate, this medication as well as younger age groups.

Can You Use Quixin for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Quixin for something other than treating bacterial conjunctivitis. This is referred to as an "off-label" use. For example, Quixin may sometimes be prescribed off-label to treat other types of bacterial eye infections.
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