Active Ingredient: Norfloxacin
The manufacturer only recommends use of norfloxacin during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Ciprofloxacin is being licensed for the treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Pyelonephritis due to Escherichia coli and Inhalational Anthrax post-exposure and levofloxacin was recently licensed for the treatment of Inhalational Anthrax post-exposure.
However, the Fluoroquinolones are licensed to treat lower respiratory infections in children with cystic fibrosis in the UK. Adverse effects In general, fluoroquinolones are well tolerated, with most side-effects being mild to moderate. The overall rate of adverse events in patients treated with fluoroquinolones is roughly similar to that seen in patients treated with other antibiotic classes.
Centers for Disease Control study found patients treated with fluoroquinolones experienced adverse events severe enough to lead to an emergency department visit more frequently than those treated with cephalosporins or macrolides, but less frequently than those treated with penicillins, clindamycin, sulfonamides, or vancomycin.
Among these, tendon problems and exacerbation of the symptoms of the neurological disorder myasthenia gravis are the subject of "black box" warnings in the United States.
Younger people typically experience good recovery, but permanent disability is possible, and is more likely in older patients. What Norfloxacin 400 mg is and what it is used for Norfloxacin the active ingredient contained in Norfloxacin 400 mg belongs to a group of antibiotics called quinolones which work by killing bacteria that cause infections.
This medicine is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract e. If you experience tendon pain or signs of inflammation of the Achilles tendon stop taking your medicine and contact your doctor and rest the affected limb.
Providing you do not have a problem with your heart or kidneys, you should drink plenty of liquid whilst taking this medicine.
These crystals cannot be seen by the naked eye. Drinking plenty of liquid can help prevent this occurring. If you develop severe and persistent diarrhoea whilst you are taking your tablets or after stopping your tablets you should consult your doctor.
Other medicines and Norfloxacin 400 mg Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking other medicines that can alter your heart rhythm: medicines that belong to the group of anti-arrhythmics e.
Multivitamins, products containing iron or zinc, antacids or sucralfate should not be taken at the same time as this medicine.
This medicine should be taken either 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after such products. Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility If you are pregnant, planning a family or breast-feeding, tell your doctor before taking this medicine, as it is not recommended for use under these conditions.
How to take Norfloxacin 400 mg Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor or Pharmacist has told you.