How does roxithromycin work?

Roxithromycin works by killing the bacteria that cause respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia and other infections.

Roxithromycin prevents the bacterial cell from carrying out essential functions that are necessary for life, (i.e. making the protein building blocks that make up the bacterial cell), which stops the bacteria from multiplying.

Find out more about which infections roxithromycin is used for, who can take it, and the side effects and interactions of roxithromycin.

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