Active Ingredient: Norfloxacin
The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with norfloxacin. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Common norfloxacin side-effects What can I do if I experience this?
Feeling sick nausea or being sick vomiting, indigestion, tummy abdominal pain Stick to simple foods - avoid rich or spicy meals Diarrhoea Drink plenty of water to replace lost fluids.
If the diarrhoea is severe or continues to be a problem, speak with your pharmacist or doctor for advice Headache Drink plenty of water and ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable painkiller.
If the headaches continue, let your doctor know Feeling dizzy Do not drive and do not use tools or machines until you feel well again Rash If this is severe, let your doctor know Important: there are also a number of less common but more serious side-effects which have been associated with norfloxacin.
Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience the following: An allergic-type reaction, such as swelling around your face or mouth, a skin rash, or any difficulty breathing. Pain or swelling in your joints.
Problems with your vision or with your eyes. How to store norfloxacin Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Important information about all medicines Never take more than the prescribed dose.
If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital.
Before beginning antibiotic therapy, however, patients should first take a dose of loperamide to see if the antimotility agent stops the diarrhea. Antibiotic therapy should be deferred until it is clear that the diarrheal illness requires antibiotic therapy, since dietary change and stress can cause transient gastrointestinal upset.
Ciprofloxacin is not recommended in patients with seizure disorders, in patients who are pregnant and in children under 18 years of age.
Children older than two years of age can be given trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. In rare cases seizures occur.
If fits occur, stop taking this medicine. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. How to store Norfloxacin 400 mg Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.