Active Ingredient: Norfloxacin
The use of antibiotic prophylaxis for TD prevention in travelers is still controversial, as it is an important cause of TD. These infections can be empirically treated without the need for urine cultures.
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.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose in adults is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin twice daily. The recommended dose is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin once daily.
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at least one hour before or two hours after a meal or drink of milk.
Preferably the tablets should be taken in the morning and evening. If you only take a single daily dose, always take this at the same time of day.
The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of infection. For women with acute, uncomplicated inflammation of the bladder, the usual duration of treatment is a 3 day course of this medicine with the recommended dose.
In the treatment of urinary tract infections, adults will generally need to use this medicine for 7-10 days. In chronic inflammation of the prostate the usual duration of treatment is 4 weeks.
The symptoms of urinary tract infection, such as a burning sensation experienced during passing water, pain, and fever, will generally disappear within 1-2 days. However, the treatment course with this medicine should be continued for up to 12 weeks in chronic relapsing urinary tract infections.
If you take more Norfloxacin 400 mg than you should If you have taken a double dose, you only need to contact your doctor if side effects occur. Continue taking your medicine regularly as prescribed.
If you have taken more than a double dose by mistake, contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to take Norfloxacin 400 mg Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet, just carry on with the next one as normal.