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

Norfloxacin

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.

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