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Cayston Uses

How Does Cayston Work?

As mentioned, Cayston is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing bacteria. It does this by preventing the bacteria from making their cell walls. Because bacteria need their cell walls to survive, this action causes the bacteria to die.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Cayston?

Cayston is approved for use in children as young as seven years old. In clinical trials, children were more likely to experience fever during treatment than adults.
 
Cayston has not been adequately studied in children younger than age seven. Therefore, it is unknown whether the drug is safe or effective in these younger children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in younger children.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Cayston has not been adequately studied in older adults. Therefore, it is not known whether the medicine is safe or effective for older individuals.
 

Off-Label Cayston Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than cystic fibrosis. This is known as an "off-label" use. Cayston may be used off-label to treat bacterial lung infections in people who do not have cystic fibrosis.
 

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