Norfloxacin - Drug Information

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General Information on Norfloxacin

Generic Name : Norfloxacin

Pronunciation : nor flox' a sin

Latest prescription information about Norfloxacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives

Why is Norfloxacin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for urinary tract infections and eye infections. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

When should Norfloxacin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Norfloxacin?

Adult- PO- The recommended dosage is one 400-mg tablet once daily for the duration given above.
Ophthalmic- As 0.3% solution: Instill 1-2 drops 4 times/day for upto 7 days. May increase to 2 hourly for the 1st day in more severe infections.

How should Norfloxacin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Norfloxacin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach infection, nerve problems, myasthenia gravis, brain tumor or injury, Alzheimer disease, seizures, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6PD) deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or tiredness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Norfloxacin?

   Most Common : Nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, gas and heartburn.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion/heartburn, flatulence and vomiting.
   Miscellaneous : Itching, rash, drowsiness, back pain and fever, DRESS syndrome.

What are the other precautions for Norfloxacin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Norfloxacin?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

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