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Norfloxacin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics.
Norfloxacin works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats bacterial infections only. It will not work for viral infections (such as the common cold, or flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.
Use and Dosage
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking norfloxacin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (every 12 hours) with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Do not have any food or dairy products (such as milk/yogurt) within 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking norfloxacin. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this drug unless your doctor tells you otherwise. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking other products that may make it work less well. Examples include quinapril, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron, and zinc), and products that contain magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (such as antacids, didanosine solution, and calcium-enriched juice), among others. Ask your pharmacist about all the products you take.
Avoid taking large amounts of caffeine (such as coffee, and energy drinks) since this drug may increase and/or make the effects of caffeine last longer.
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including unusual bruising/bleeding, signs of kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine), signs of liver problems (such as nausea/vomiting that does not stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, signs of a tear/break in the main blood vessel called the aorta (such as sudden/severe pain in the stomach/chest/back, shortness of breath).
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition due to bacteria called C. difficile. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: diarrhea that does not stop, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping blood/mucus in your stool.
If you have these symptoms, do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid products because they may make symptoms worse.
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
Before taking norfloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: joint/tendon problems (such as tendonitis, bursitis), kidney disease, mental/mood disorders (such as depression), a certain muscle condition (myasthenia gravis), nerve problems (such as peripheral neuropathy), seizure disorder, blood vessel problems (such as aneurysm or blockage of the aorta or other blood vessels, hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, certain genetic conditions (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).
Norfloxacin may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, and fainting) that need medical attention right away.
The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using norfloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death).
Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/”water pills”) or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using norfloxacin safely.
This medication may rarely cause serious changes in blood sugar, especially if you have diabetes. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Watch for symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Also watch for symptoms of low blood sugar such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you do not have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or by drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of this product. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Your doctor may need to switch you to another antibiotic or adjust your diabetes medications if any reaction occurs.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.
Norfloxacin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work well. Tell your healthcare professional that you are using norfloxacin before having any immunizations/vaccinations.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Children may be at greater risk for joint/tendon problems while using this drug. Discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor.
Older adults may be at greater risk for tendon problems (especially if they are also taking corticosteroids such as prednisone or hydrocortisone), QT prolongation, and a sudden tear/break in the main blood vessel (aorta).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Noroxin is available in the following form and strengths:
- Norfloxacin Tablet:
- 400 mg
- 800 mg
How should Noroxin be taken?
Noroxin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is usually taken twice a day for 3 to 28 days, depending on the type and severity of the infection.
Can Noroxin be used during pregnancy?
Noroxin should only be used during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. It is not recommended for use during breastfeeding.
Are there any medications or foods that interact with Noroxin?
Noroxin can interact with several medications, including antacids, sucralfate, and warfarin. It is also important to avoid taking Noroxin with dairy products or other foods that contain calcium, as this can interfere with the absorption of the medication. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking before starting Noroxin.