Generic Name : Norfloxacin Pronunciation : nor flox' a sin Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41.8♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
India- Alflox, Anquin, Biofloxin, Emflox, Enteroflox, Flox, Floxone, Meriflox, Negaflux, Neonox, Nor-U, Norbactin, Norflox, Norilet, Normax, Norspan, Quinobid, Quinolox, Renor, Tamflox, Uroflox, Zeflox.
International- Noroxin , Chibroxin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for urinary tract infections and eye infections. It works by killing sensitive bacteria. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : 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 it should 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. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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