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(Generic alternative to Noroxin)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Brand Alternative Available

No brand alternative is available for this drug.

What is Noroxin /Norfloxacin used for?

Noroxin is used to treat bacterial infections. Noroxin is a fluroquinolone antibiotic that works by killing bacteria.

How should Noroxin /Norfloxacin be stored?

Store Noroxin at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat. Do not store Noroxin in the bathroom.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Noroxin/Norfloxacin ?

Noroxin comes with a medication guide. Read the guide carefully. Follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Noroxin. Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, or after eating any dairy products. Take Noroxin with a full glass of water. Do not take any products or medicines containing aluminum, magnesium, calcium, iron, or zinc within 2 hours before or after taking Noroxin . Take Noroxin for the full course of treatment to completely clear up your infection. Continue taking Noroxin even if you feel better. Do not miss any doses.

When should Noroxin /Norfloxacin not be taken?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient in it, or to another fluoroquinolone such as levofloxacin. Do not use Noroxin if you have inflammation of a tendon or a history of a ruptured tendon caused by noroxin of a medicine similar to it. If you are taking antiarrhythmic medicines such as amiodarone, sotalol, or quinidine, do not use Noroxin.

What precautions should I follow when taking Noroxin /Norfloxacin ?

Certain medical conditions interact with Noroxin. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking Noroxin. Do not breast feed while using this medication. Taking Noroxin while pregnant or breast feeding can harm a baby. Tell your doctor about any prescription or non-prescription medications that you are using before taking Noroxin. Some medicines can interact and cause unwanted side effects. If you have a stomach infection, liver problems, brain or nervous system problems, muscle problems, increased pressure in the brain, alzheimers, brain blood vessel problems, or a history of seizures, tell your doctor before taking this medication. If you have a history of severe or persistent diarrhea, skin sensitivity to the sun, recent heart attack, or blood problems, tell your doctor before using Noroxin. Tell your doctor if you have a history of irregular heart beat or heart problems, or if you have a history of joint or tendon problems, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney problems, or if you have had an organ transplant. If you take a corticosteroid or participate in strenuous physical work or exercise, tell your doctor.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Noroxin /Norfloxacin ?

Noroxin can cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. These effects can worsen if you drink alcohol while using Noroxin. Do not drive or perform any unsafe tasks until you know how your body reacts to Noroxin. Long term use or repeated use of noroxin can cause another infection. If a second infection occurs, tell your doctor and he or she may have to change your medication. Avoid large amounts of food or drink that contain caffeine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Noroxin.

When should Noroxin /Norfloxacin not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these severe signs of an allergic reaction: rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. Call your doctor if you have any ser

Less serious side effects include: diarrhea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach ache or cramps, and vomiting.