Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using norfloxacin tablets.
Indications and Usage
Norfloxacin is used in the treatment for prostatitis due to Escherichia coli, bacillary dysentery, cholecystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, acute tonsillitis, and skin and soft tissue infections.
This medication can also be used in combination with anti-ulcer medications to treat certain types of stomach ulcers.
It is used in the treatment for urinary tract infections caused by Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus1, or Streptococcus agalactiae.
It is indicated in the treatment for urethral and cervical gonorrhea due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
This drug is contraindicated with individuals hypersensitive towards norfloxacin.
Do NOT use norfloxacin tablet if you:
- Are allergic to any ingredients in norfloxacin;
- Have inflammation in joints and tendons;
- Are taking certain antiarrhythmic medicines;
- Have a history of ruptured tendon caused by norfloxacin or another fluoroquinolone.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of norfloxacin during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking norfloxacin.
This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before taking this medication or before breastfeeding.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may affect your alertness.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dosage an adult having urinary tract infections is 400mg 12 hourly for 3-21 days. Therefore the recommended dose for sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea) is 800mg. For prostatitis, the usual dosage is 400mg 12 hourly for 28 days.
Norfloxacin may interact with strontium and quinolones.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
Some of the reported adverse reactions are muscle weakness in patients with myasthenia gravis. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with norfloxacin tablets.
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