Active Ingredient: Norfloxacin
For these reasons, before you start taking norfloxacin it is important that your doctor knows: If you are pregnant, trying for a baby,.
The usual dose is one 400 mg tablet, taken twice a day.
Swallow the tablet with a drink of water. This is because your body absorbs less norfloxacin after a meal, which means the medicine is less effective. Try to space out the doses over the day - so ideally, take a dose every 12 hours.
Do not drink milk or take indigestion remedies or medicines containing iron or zinc such as multivitamin tablets during the two hours before you take norfloxacin, or during the two hours after you have taken a dose.
This is because these things interfere with the way norfloxacin is absorbed by your body, and stop it from working fully. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless your next dose is due. If your next dose is due then take the dose which is due but leave out the forgotten one.
Do not take two tablets together to make up for a missed dose. Even if you feel your infection has cleared up, keep taking the antibiotic until the course is finished unless you are told to stop by your doctor. This is to prevent the infection from coming back.
If you have a long-term chronic infection, your course of treatment will be for longer than this, possibly for 1-3 months. If you still feel unwell after finishing the course of tablets, go back to see your doctor.
Getting the most from your treatment Remember to keep any routine appointments with your doctor. If you are under 18 years of age. If you have ever experienced a problem with your tendons after taking another quinolone antibiotic these are called ofloxacin, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and nalidixic acid.
If you have any problems with the way your kidneys work. If you have epilepsy or any other condition that causes fits.
If you have a heart condition, or if you have been told you have an unusual heartbeat. If you have a condition causing tired and weak muscles, called myasthenia gravis.
This is a genetic disorder which causes problems after eating foods such as fava beans. If you are taking any other medicines.
This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. How to take norfloxacin Before you start taking the tablets, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside the pack.
Take norfloxacin exactly as your doctor tells you to. The usual dose is one 400 mg tablet, taken twice a day. Swallow the tablet with a drink of water.
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.