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Norfloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, kidneys, bladder or prostate. It is effective against various bacteria some of them are listed below:
- Klebsiella Pneumonia
- Legionella pneumonia
- Staphylococcus epidermis
- Staphylococcus epidermis
- Streptococcus pyogenes
- Mycoplasma Pneumonia
There are wide array of Antibiotics present in the market but Norfloxacin is one of the world’s best selling antibiotic that has remarkable mode of action, excellent tissue penetration and has least side effects. It is available on our website in tablet and disintegrating tablets.
The ailments it is used for:
Norfloxacin is an antibiotic given in the following conditions such as:
- Respiratory tract infections
- Ear infections
- Skin infections
- Lung infections
- Ear infections
- Sexually transmitted bacterial disease
- Urinary tract infections
Understanding the drug Norfloxacin:
Norfloxacin is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infection.
How it works?
Norfloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the fluoroquinolone broad spectrum antibiotic active against gram positive and gram negative bacteria and stops the formation of bacterial DNA by hindering its cell division process. It acts on the DNA gyrase enzyme and stops the separation of bacterial DNA. This way, it stops the generation process of bacterial DNA and causes death of bacteria.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Norfloxacin if you:
- Are allergic to Norfloxacin
- Have jaundice or other liver disease
- Have kidney problems
- Are suffering from epilepsy
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Had mental problems
- Have heart problems like arrhythmia and hypertension
- Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- You are breast feeding
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as disease condition, age, body weight and gender. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose starts from 400 mg. Always take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Norfloxacin is available in following strength preparation on our website:
- Norflox 250 mg
- Norflox 400 mg
- Norflox 800 mg
- Norflox DT 100 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Norflox is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals private limited, a popular pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30,60 and 90 tablets.
How to take?
Norfloxacin is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet with full glass of water. Don’t crush or chew the tablet. Take the medicine timely and complete full course of the treatment.
When to take?
Always take the medicine as instructed by the Doctor or Pharmacist. Don’t consume the medicine in a greater amount. The dose intake varies from patient to patient. So, doctor will recommend the best therapeutic dose for you. Consult your doctor before taking the drug.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter any bizarre reaction.
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. This reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also have some undesired effects with it. Norfloxacin shows common side effects such as:
- Mild diarrhea
- Mild dizziness
- Mild headache
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Chest pain
- Sever dizziness
- Upper stomach infection
- Itching, fatigue and loss of appetite
- Clay colored stools, dark urine and jaundice
- Insomnia, nightmares and hallucinations
- Vision related problems
- Watery or bloody stools
- Seizures or convulsions
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Norfloxacin. Drugs listed below may interact with Norfloxacin and can hinder its normal functioning:
- Potassium citrate
- Sodium citrate
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Avoid the intake of aluminum and magnesium antacids along with it as it may reduce its efficacy
- Norfloxacin can cause diarrhea, stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor if you experience watery and bloody diarrhea
- Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine