Norflox DT - 100 mg (Noroxin DT )

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Norfloxacin

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US Brand Name Noroxin DT
Strength 100 mg
Generic Name Norfloxacin
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Description

Norflox DT- 100 mg

This drug constitutes a generic name Norfloxacin that belongs to a group of antibiotics called quinolones which prevent bacteria that causes infections. The active ingredient Norfloxacin is a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for the treatment of urinary tract infections and eye infections. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.


Important information about Norfloxacin

You should avoid taking Norfloxacin, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to it, other quinolone antibiotics or any of the other ingredients present in it. Also, avoid this tablet if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do not take this medicine if you have had pain, inflammation or rupture of tendons after taking quinolone antibiotic, or if you have not reached puberty or are a teenager who is still growing.

Take extra care in the following conditions: if you have history of convulsions (symptoms include body twitching, jerking limbs, fits), or a disease that increases the risk of having convulsions, if you suffer from psychiatric disorders, hallucinations and or confusion, if you suffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis (an auto-immune disease) which causes muscle weakness, if you or any member of your family suffers from a deficiency disorder where patients become, anaemic after taking certain drugs (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, G-6-PD deficiency) (symptoms of anaemia include paleness and tiredness).

Norfloxacin usage may result in heart rhythmic condition known as long QT syndrome or QT prolongation which causes serious (rarely fatal) side effects. The risk of syndrome may increases greatly if you have salt imbalance in the blood (especially low level of potassium or magnesium in the blood), have a very slow heart rhythm (called ‘bradycardia’), have a weak heart (heart failure), have a history of heart attack (myocardial infarction), you are female or elderly or you are taking other medicines that result in abnormal ECG changes (see section Taking other medicines).

Notify your doctor, if you are using other drugs and if you have heart related problems like heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in EKG or family history of similar heart problems. Low levels of potassium and magnesium may also increase the risk of long QT syndrome. Ask your doctor if you can safely take Norfloxacin. If you may have severe renal impairment then consult your doctor, he may prescribe you a lower dosage of this medicine.


Dosage information

Take Norfloxacin as per your doctor’s direction and refer the medicine leaflet to know more details about this drug. Do not alter the dosage without your doctor permission. Also, do not take this medicine after prescription period is over. Take this drug at the same time on each day. Consume this drug on an empty stomach; usually you can take 1 hour before or two hours after taking the meal. Drink plenty of noncaffeine liquids.

This drug belongs to pregnancy category C drug. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus while there are no certain and well-controlled studies on humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug during the pregnancy.


What if you miss a dose

If you miss a dose of Norfloxacin, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate the missed one.


What if you overdose

In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately.


Side Effects

Some common side effects pertaining to this medicine are headache, feeling dizzy, belly pain, upset stomach or throwing up, loose stools (diarrhea), tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Rise slowly after a few minutes while you are on sitting or lying position. Be careful while climbing. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help you to recover from all these problems. Yogurt or probiotics products may help in diarrhea. Get immediate medical help in such cases. 


Precautions

Do not give this medicine to the child below than 18 years of age. Tell your doctor about the allergies and sign that you had while using this medicine like- rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. Also, inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis, if you are breast-feeding.  Avoid the consumption of alcohol if you are using this medicine.


Interaction with other drugs

Many other medicines which may interfere with Norfloxacin are as follows: nitrofurantoin, a medicine used in the treatment of infections, probenecid, a medicine used in the treatment of gout and gouty arthritis, theophylline, found in certain medicines used to treat asthma and some cough/decongestant medicines, caffeine-containing medications (e.g. certain analgesics), ciclosporin, a medicine used to dampen the body’s immune response, warfarin or other blood-thinning medicines, multivitamins or products containing iron, magnesium, calcium or zinc, antacids or sucralfate fenbufen, a medicine for rheumatism, oral contraceptives: this medicine may decrease the effect of oral contraceptives. These are not all the inclusive list of medicines which may interact with it. There may be some other as well.  Always consult your doctor about starting a new medication. 

 

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