Norfloxacin


What is Norfloxacin for ?

This medication is a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for urinary tract infections and eye infections.

How does Norfloxacin work ?

It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

How should Norfloxacin be used ?

To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. Take this drug at the same time of day. Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.

Common side effects of Norfloxacin ?

Headache. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. Tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Norfloxacin ?

Do not give to a child younger than 18 years of age. If you have an allergy to norfloxacin or any other part of this drug. If you have had tendons get irritated or torn when taking this drug or an alike drug in the past. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have myasthenia gravis. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Pain in back of the ankle. Joint pain or swelling. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Seizures. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Norfloxacin with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Norfloxacin ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Quinolones, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics.