Substitutes for ALFLOX TABLET
KLIB 200MG TABLET
Emcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
NORFLOX LB 200MG TABLET
NORFLOX 200MG TABLET
OROFLOX 200MG TABLET
Norwest Pharmaceuticals Inc
EMFLOX 200MG TABLET
Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine Overview of ALFLOX TABLET
Uses of ALFLOX TABLET
Alflox 200mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of ALFLOX TABLET
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use ALFLOX TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Alflox 200mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
How ALFLOX TABLET works
Alflox 200mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.
In Depth Information on ALFLOX TABLET
Expert advice for ALFLOX TABLET
- Avoid norfloxacin if you have known history of muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis). It may further increase the muscle weakness.
- Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate -may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety.
- Drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking norfloxacin.
- Do not start or continue the norfloxacin and consult your doctor if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
- Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (tanning beds and sunlamps) and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Norfloxacin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light. If your skin becomes reddened, swollen, or blistered, consult your doctor.
- Take norfloxacin at least one hour before or at least two hours after taking antacids (aluminum or magnesium hydroxide), didanosine, sucralfate, supplements or multivitamins that contain iron or zinc, meal or ingestion of milk and/or other dairy products.
- Norfloxacin can cause dizziness and light-headedness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
- Norfloxacin is associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. it should be used carefully in patients over 60 years of age, in patients taking steroids corticosteroid drugs, in patients with kidney, heart or lung transplants to minimize this risk.
Special precautions for ALFLOX 200MG TABLET
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alflox 200mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive,operate machinery.
Caution should be exercised with impaired Renal function.
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi+more
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ZYDOL 50MG SUSPENSION, EPSOLIN 50MG/2ML INJECTION, OZIP 2.5MG TABLET, GLI 2MG TABLET
If you miss a dose of Norfloxacin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for ALFLOX 200MG TABLET
Frequently asked questions for Norfloxacin
Q. Is norfloxacin an antibiotic?
Yes, norfloxacin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolones.
Q. What does norfloxacin treat?
Norfloxacin is used to treat upper and lower, complicated and uncomplicated, acute and chronic urinary tract infections which includes infections of the urinary bladder, prostate, kidney and infections associated with the surgery of these organs caused by bacteria which can be killed by norfloxacin. Please take advice of your doctor before starting antibiotics for any infections.
Q. Is norfloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin belong to the same class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones and act by the same mechanism, however, they are not same, they are active against different bacteria and they behave differently in the body.
Q. Is norfloxacin same as penicillin?
No, norfloxacin is not same as penicillin. They are two different medicines and belong to two different class of medicines. Norfloxacin belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones and penicillin belongs to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics.
Q. Is norfloxacin used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, norfloxacin is indicated for the treatment urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the infection should be properly identified by the doctor before the start of any antibiotics.
Q. Is norfloxacin used to treat diarrhea?
No, norfloxacin is not indicated to treat diarrhea unless advised by your doctor.
Q. Is norfloxacin safe during pregnancy?
The safe use of norfloxacin in pregnant women has not been established. There have been reports of harmful effects in the animal studies on the fetus. It is therefore not recommended to use norfloxacin during pregnancy.
Q. Is norfloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
It is not known whether norfloxacin is excreted in human milk. It is not recommended to use norfloxacin during breastfeeding.
Q. Is norfloxacin a penicillin?
No, norfloxacin is not a penicillin. Norfloxacin belongs to a class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with ibuprofen?
Combined use of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID; pain killer) with a quinolone may increase the risk of central nervous system (brain) stimulation and seizures (fits). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as ibuprofen belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and norfloxacin is a quinolone and hence effects on the brain may occur.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with paracetamol?
Combined use of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID; pain killer) with a quinolone may increase the risk of central nervous system (brain) stimulation and seizures (fits). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as paracetamol belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and norfloxacin is a quinolone and hence effects on the brain may occur.<br>
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with dimenhydrinate?
Norfloxacin can be taken with dimenhydrinate. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.<br>
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with food?
Norfloxacin should be taken at least one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take norfloxacin with a glass of water. Drink plenty of fluids while taking norfloxacin.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin for chest infection?
No, it is not recommended to take norfloxacin for treating a chest infection. Please consult a doctor for the treatment of your chest infections, so that antibiotics can be given as per the underlying infections.
Q. Does norfloxacin contain sulphur?
No, norfloxacin does not contain sulphur.
Q. Does norfloxacin affect birth control?
Norfloxacin does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between norfloxacin and oral birth control pills. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine if you are taking birth control pills as you may need to use extra protection.
Q. Does norfloxacin treat typhoid?
No, norfloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid.
Q. Does norfloxacin cause constipation?
No, norfloxacin has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this side effect while taking norfloxacin.
Q. Does norfloxacin treat chlamydia infections?
No, norfloxacin is not active against the chlamydia group of organisms, hence it is not used to treat infections caused by chlamydia.
Q. Does norfloxacin expire?
Yes, norfloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.