NORFLOXACIN CAPSULE 100mg
Norfloxacin is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of bacterial infections of the prostate and urinary tract. Norfloxacin may be used alone or with other medications.
Norfloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called Antibiotic.
It is not known if Norfloxacin is safe and effective in children.
Dosage and Administration:
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
Precautions & Warning:
You should not use this medication if you have ever had swelling or tearing of a tendon caused by taking norfloxacin or similar antibiotics.
You may not be able to use norfloxacin if you have a muscle disorder. Tell your doctor if you have a history of myasthenia gravis.
Norfloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. This effect may be more likely to occur if you are over 60, if you take steroid medication, or if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant.
Stop taking norfloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints. Rest the joint until you receive medical care or instructions.
You may be taking certain other medicines that should not be taken at the same time as norfloxacin. Avoid taking the following medicines within 2 hours before or after you take norfloxacin. These other medicines can make norfloxacin much less effective when taken at the same time:
antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum , or the ulcer medicine sucralfate ; didanosine powder or chewable tablets; vitamin or mineral supplements that contain iron or zinc.
Do not take norfloxacin with dairy products such as milk or yogurt. They could make the medication less effective.
Avoid caffeine while you are taking norfloxacin, because the medication can make the effects of caffeine stronger.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking norfloxacin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Norfloxacin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with norfloxacin, especially:
cisapride, cyclosporine, erythromycin, nitrofurantoin, probenecid, ropinirole, tacrine, theophylline, tizanidine;a diuretic or "water pill";
heart rhythm medication--amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, and others;
medicine to treat depression or mental illness--amitriptylline, clomipramine, clozapine, desipramine, duloxetine, iloperidone, imipramine, nortriptyline, thioridazine, ziprasidone, and others; or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with norfloxacin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing and out of the reach of children.