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    Nalidixic Acid

    Information about Nalidixic Acid

    Nalidixic acid uses

    Nalidixic Acid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

    How nalidixic acid works

    Nalidixic acid is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

    Common side effects of nalidixic acid

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Nalidixic Acid

    • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
    • Discontinue Nalidixic Acid and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations. 
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Nalidixic Acid

    Nalidixic Acid

    Q. How does Nalidixic Acid work/ inhibit bacterial growth /inhibit DNA synthesis?
    It works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. It does this by entering the bacterial cells and inhibiting a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase
    Q. How does Nalidixic Acid inhibit DNA synthesis?
    Nalidixic Acid acts by inhibiting DNA synthesis, probably by interfering with DNA polymerisation.
    Q. Is Nalidixic Acid an antibiotic / quinolone / broad spectrum / fluoroquinolone?
    Yes, Nalidixic Acid is a broad spectrum quinolone antibiotic
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    Q. What does Nalidixic Acid target?
    It stops the production of essential proteins needed by bacteria

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)