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Noroxin (Norfloxacin) - an antimicrobial synthetic agent of a broad spectrum of fluoroquinolones, has a bactericidal effect. Suppressing DNA gyrase disrupts the process of DNA supercoiling. Noroxin (Norfloxacin) is widely used in patients who get frequent urinary tract infections. But you have remember that this antibiotic medication can cope only with bacterial infections. You can’t take it to treat viral infections (cold, flu). If you use any antibiotic when it is not needed it will not work for future infections.
Indication for use
Noroxin (Norfloxacin) can be taken by adults and children under 12 who have:
· Urinary tract infections (cystitis, pyelitis, cystopyelitis, pyelonephritis, chronic prostatitis, epididymitis),
· gonococcal urethritis,
· acute bacterial gastroenteritis,
· typhoid fever.
Noroxin (Norfloxacin) is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation period, prepubescent age.
Dose and usage
Dose of Noroxin (Norfloxacin): 400 mg - peach, oblong, flat tablet, imprinted on one side with Noroxin and on the other side MSD 705.
For urinary tract infections - 400 mg twice a day for 7-10 days; with uncomplicated cyst - 3-7 days; in chronic recurrent urinary tract infections - up to 12 weeks; for acute bacterial gastroenteritis - 5 days; in acute gonococcal urethra, pharyngitis, proctitis, cervix - 800 mg once; for typhoid fever - 400 mg 3 times a day for 14 days. For the prevention of sepsis use 400 mg 2 times a day; for the prevention of bacterial gastroenteritis - 400 mg per day.
Under the action of this medication the following side effects can be observed: anorexia, dyspeptic disorders, headache, dizziness, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, irritability, euphoria, disorientation, hallucinations, tinnitus, lacrimation, rash.
Your doctor must be aware about your health problems.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 7.12.2022