Active Ingredients: Norfloxacin
If the headaches continue, let your doctor know Feeling dizzy Do not drive and do not use tools or machines until you feel well again Rash If this is severe, let your doctor know Important: there are also a number of less common but more serious side-effects which have been associated with norfloxacin.
Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience the following: An allergic-type reaction, such as swelling around your face or mouth, a skin rash, or any difficulty breathing.
Pain or swelling in your joints.
Problems with your vision or with your eyes. How to store norfloxacin Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Important information about all medicines Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital.
This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. If you are having an operation or any dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking.
Centers for Disease Control study found patients treated with fluoroquinolones experienced adverse events severe enough to lead to an emergency department visit more frequently than those treated with cephalosporins or macrolides, but less frequently than those treated with penicillins, clindamycin, sulfonamides, or vancomycin.
Among these, tendon problems and exacerbation of the symptoms of the neurological disorder myasthenia gravis are the subject of "black box" warnings in the United States. Younger people typically experience good recovery, but permanent disability is possible, and is more likely in older patients.
Simultaneous use of corticosteroids is present in almost one-third of quinolone-associated tendon rupture.
Fluoroquinoline treatment is associated with risk that is similar to or less than that associated with broad spectrum cephalosporins.
Therefore, cyclosporine serum levels should be monitored and appropriate cyclosporine dosage adjustments made when these drugs are used concomitantly. Medications Some quinolones exert an inhibitory effect on the cytochrome P-450 system, thereby reducing theophylline clearance and increasing theophylline blood levels.
As such, these drug interactions involving the fluoroquinolones appear to be drug specific rather than a class effect.
The fluoroquinolones have also been shown to interfere with the metabolism of caffeine and the absorption of levothyroxine.
This might increase the risk of methotrexate toxic reactions. Current or past treatment with oral corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture, especially in elderly patients who are also taking the fluoroquinolones.Norfloxacin in the treatment of urinary minimum of seven days to a maximum of 30 days.
Careful monitoring and supportive treatment, monitoring of renal and liver function, and maintaining adequate hydration is recommended by the manufacturer. At the respective doses, mean peak serum and plasma concentrations of 0.