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    Norfloxacin

    Information about Norfloxacin

    Norfloxacin uses

    Norfloxacin 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 norfloxacin works

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

    Common side effects of norfloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Norfloxacin

    • Your doctor has prescribed Norfloxacin 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 Norfloxacin 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 Norfloxacin

    Norfloxacin

    Q. Is Norfloxacin an antibiotic?

    Yes, Norfloxacin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolones.

    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 same as ciprofloxacin?

    No, Norfloxacin is not same as ciprofloxacin. These are two different drugs, however, they belong to the same class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones.
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    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. Does Norfloxacin contain sulphur?

    No, Norfloxacin is not known to contain sulphur.

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)