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    Information about Norfloxacin

    Norfloxacin uses

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

    How norfloxacin works

    Norfloxacin is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

    Common side effects of norfloxacin

    Headache, Dizziness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhea
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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


    Q. Can the use of Norfloxacin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Norfloxacin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

    Q. Can I stop taking Norfloxacin when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Norfloxacin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Q. Can the use of Norfloxacin increase the risk of muscle damage?

    Yes, use of Norfloxacin is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle (achilies tendon). Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Norfloxacin. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)