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
Available Medicine for Nalidixic Acid
- ₹20 to ₹25Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹14Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹28 to ₹36Ornate Labs Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Nalidixic Acid
- Your doctor has prescribed Nalidixic Acid to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you 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
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
Q. What does Nalidixic Acid target?
It stops the production of essential proteins needed by bacteria