Norfloxacin is employed to take care of a number of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary overuse or use of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Read the drugs Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking norfloxacin and each time you get a refill. If you have any relevant concerns, consult with your medical practitioner or pharmacist.
Simply take this medication by mouth, usually twice a at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or dairy products (e.g., milk, yogurt) day. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters). The dosage is situated on your condition that is medical and to treatment. Drink a lot of fluids while using this medication unless your physician tells you otherwise.
Simply take this medication at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking any drugs that have magnesium, aluminum, or calcium. Some examples include quinapril, particular forms of didanosine (chewable/dispersible buffered tablets or pediatric solution that is oral, vitamins/minerals, and antacids. Follow the instructions that are same you are taking calcium-enriched juice, bismuth subsalicylate, sucralfate, iron, and zinc. These medications/products bind with norfloxacin and prevent its full absorption.
Antibiotics work best when the number of medicine in your body is held at a constant level. It is important not to miss a dose. To help you remember, take this medication at the same times every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if signs disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue steadily to grow, which may end in a return of the infection.
Tell your physician if your condition persists or worsens.
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Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache might occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Keep in mind that your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
Tell your physician immediately if some of these unlikely but adverse that is serious occur: sunburn (sun sensitivity).
Tell your doctor right away if some of these rare but very serious side results occur: unusual bruising/bleeding, indications of a new illness (e.g., new/persistent temperature, persistent sore throat), unusual change in the amount of urine, signs of liver problems (e.g., uncommon tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).
Seek instant attention that is medical any of these unusual but extremely serious unwanted effects occur: severe/persistent headache, vision modifications, shaking (tremors), seizures, serious dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e.g., anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, despair, rare thoughts of suicide).
Rarely, this medication may cause serious, possibly permanent, nerve problems (peripheral neuropathy). Stop taking norfloxacin and tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms: pain/numbness/burning/tingling/weakness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet, changes in how you sense touch/pain/temperature/vibration/body position.
This medication may rarely cause a severe condition that is intestinalClostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may happen during therapy or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not utilize anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications them worse if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
Use of this medicine for prolonged or duplicated periods may result in dental thrush or a new yeast infection that is vaginal. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the after signs and symptoms of a serious allergic response: rash, itching/swelling (especially for the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Before taking norfloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, or ofloxacin; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or other problems. Speak with your pharmacist to get more details.
Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: certain metabolic disorder (G6PD deficiency), diabetes, heart disease (e.g., recent heart attack), joint/tendon problems (age.g., tendonitis, bursitis), kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, nerve dilemmas (such as peripheral neuropathy), seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (age.g., brain/head injury, brain tumors, cerebral atherosclerosis).
Norfloxacin could cause a state of being which affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat as well as other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.
The risk of QT prolongation may be increased in the event that you have specific medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using norfloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of most the drugs you are taking of course you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, unexpected cardiac death).
Lower levels of potassium or magnesium within the blood may increase your risk also of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or. Talk to your doctor about using norfloxacin safely.
This medication may hardly ever cause changes that are serious blood sugar levels, especially if you have diabetes. Watch for symptoms of high blood sugar including increased thirst and urination. Also watch for symptoms of low blood sugar such as nervousness, shakiness, fast heartbeat, sweating, or hunger. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor and report any changes. You may raise your blood sugar by using glucose tablets/gel or eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda if you experience symptoms of low blood sugar. Tell your doctor right away about the effect and making use of this product. To greatly help avoid low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Your doctor may need to switch you to another antibiotic or adjust your diabetes medicines if any reaction does occur.
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication might make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
Care is encouraged whenever utilizing this medication in children younger than 18 years because they might be at greater risk for joint/tendon problems. Discuss the risks and advantages with the doctor.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects with this drug (such as for example blood sugar levels or tendon problems), especially if they are also taking corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, hydrocortisone). They may also be more responsive to QT prolongation (see above).
During pregnancy, this medication must certanly be used just when clearly needed. Discuss the dangers and benefits with your physician.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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