What is Norfloxacin used for?
Norfloxacin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, which include urinary tract infections, stomach infections, and so on. It belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Norfloxacin?
Like other medicines, Norfloxacin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Norfloxacin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Norfloxacin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Norfloxacin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Norfloxacin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, mild stomach pain, dizziness, and sleep problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Norfloxacin.
What is the recommended dosage of Norfloxacin?
The dosage of Norfloxacin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Norfloxacin with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Norfloxacin?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Norfloxacin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Norfloxacin?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Norfloxacin, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Norfloxacin?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Norfloxacin.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Norfloxacin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Norfloxacin can interact with diabetes medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and blood thinners.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Norfloxacin?
Is it possible for me to take Norfloxacin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Norfloxacin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Norfloxacin?
How will Norfloxacin work in my body?
How should Norfloxacin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Norfloxacin drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Norfloxacin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.