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 inhibiting the DNA replication.

    Common side effects of norfloxacin

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Norfloxacin

    • ₹26 to ₹49
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹10 to ₹49
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹49
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹26
      Alde Medi Impex Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹8
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹20
      Reddy Pharmaceuticals
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹22
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹45
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹7
      Deys Medical
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹25
      Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Norfloxacin

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Norfloxacin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.

    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. 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 01 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)