Generic Name - Norfloxacin
Category - Antibiotic medication
Generic for Noroxin* is indicated to treat various bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and prostate infections. Norfloxacin (Generic for Noroxin*) is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Noroxin* kills certain bacteria or stops their growth.
Generic for Noroxin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Noroxin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Noroxin* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Seizures or epilepsy
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Noroxin*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Iron (ferrous sulfate) preparations
Medicines for diabetes
Multivitamins containing iron, zinc, calcium, or manganese
Generic for Noroxin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericNoroxin*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Noroxin* for Bacterial infections is,
For Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections, 800 milligrams per day; 400 milligrams should be taken twice a day for 3 to 10 days, depending upon the kind of bacteria causing the infection.
For Complicated Urinary Tract Infections, 800 milligrams per day; 400 milligrams should be taken twice a day for 10 to 21 days.
For Prostatitis, 800 milligrams, divided into 2 doses of 400 milligrams each, taken for 28 days.
Generic for Noroxin* Adverse Effects
Some of the rare side effects of Generic for Noroxin* are bitter taste, blurred vision that does not go away, burning, stinging, or itching of the eyes or eyelids, increased sensitivity of the eyes to light, redness, and swelling, or pain. This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Noroxin*.
Generic for Noroxin* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether use of Generic for Noroxin* during pregnancy will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Noroxin* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Noroxin* is not approved for use by children younger than 12 years of age. Generic for Noroxin* may interfere with bone development. Do consult your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Noroxin* and Pediatric
Generic for Noroxin* can cause serious side effects in any patient. Therefore, it is especially important that you discuss with the child's doctor the good that this medicine may do as well as the risks of using it.
Generic for Noroxin* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Noroxin* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Noroxin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.