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Last updated on November 18th, 2021

Generic name: Norfloxacin

Brand names: Noroxin

General Information

Noroxin (Norfloxacin) is a popular medicament that that belongs to a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It reduces many different bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, traveller’s diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, nfections of the stomach, infections of intestines and prostate infections.

Noroxin intensifies sensitivity to sunlight, it may cause severe burning. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.

Don’t stop treatment with Noroxin earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Noroxin to a child.

What symptoms or conditions should I report to a doctor before I take this medicine?

It is important to report to a doctor if you have or had the following conditions:

  •     heart disorders (such as heart rhythm problems)
  •     Myasthenia gravis
  •     liver or kidney disease
  •     any allergy
  •     hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in your blood)
  •     a personal or family history of “Long QT syndrome”
  •     seizures or epilepsy
  •     diabetes
  •     joint problems
  •     pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant

How do I take this medicine?

Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Do not share this medicament with others.

Noroxin comes in pill form to take orally. The usual starting oral dosage for adults and children 18 years old and up is 400 milligrams (mg). It should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, at regular intervals. The dose of Noroxin depends on medical condition and response to therapy. It is obviously to apply to your medic before to take this medication. Follow hisher instructions carefully. Drink a galss of water after you take this remedy. It is important to drink several glasses of water each day while you are taking Noroxin to protect your kidneys. Noroxin should be taken on an empty stomach.

Do not break, chew or crush the pill.

The dosage may vary among individuals. It is obviously to contact your doctor before taking this medicament. Follow your physician’s instructions carefully.

What should I do if I miss the dose?

If you miss the dose, try to take it as soon as you have the opportunity. If it is time for your next dose, take only one dose. You don’t have to double the dose.

What should you do if you overdose of Noroxin?

Taking any medicine in excess you can have serious consequences for your health. If you feel an overdose, report to your health care provider at once.

What drug(s) may interact with Noroxin?

  •     Antacids
  •     Carafate
  •     Iron Supplements and other multivitamins containing calcium, or zinc
  •     Videx

This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke. Particular items may interact with your drug.

Which side effects can I perceive from this remedy?

  •     Nausea, vomiting
  •     Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears or hearing loss
  •     Indigestion, or upset stomach, bloating, stomach gas, pain or cramps
  •     Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet (tremor)
  •     Fatigue, faintness
  •     Allergic reaction ( difficulty breathing; itching; swelling of your throat, tongue, face or lips; hives; skin rash or swelling)
  •     Diarrhea
  •     Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  •     Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), dark urine, blood in urine or stools
  •     Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
  •     Fever, chills
  •     Thirst or dry mouth, nose, or throat
  •     Mental, mood changes (e.g., mental depression, mood swings, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision)

If these side effects persist or worsen, contact your medical practitioner straightway. Remember, this list of side effects is not complete, others may occur. If you notice any side effect, call your doctor or pharmacist.

How should Noroxin be stored?

Noroxin should be stored at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F), in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep drug out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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