Active substances: Norfloxacin
Do not pass it on to others.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to norfloxacin, or if: you have ever had swelling or tearing of a tendon caused by taking norfloxacin or similar antibiotics; or you are allergic to other fluoroquinolones ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, and others.
To make sure norfloxacin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: a heart rhythm disorder, especially if you take medication to treat it; slow heartbeats, or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome; tendon problems, arthritis or other joint problems; a muscle or nerve disorder; kidney or liver disease; a history of head injury or brain tumor; a history of allergic reaction to an antibiotic; diabetes especially if you take oral diabetes medication; low levels of potassium in your blood hypokalemia; or if you use a blood thinner warfarin, Coumadin and have "INR" or prothrombin time tests.
This can happen during treatment or up to several months after you stop taking norfloxacin.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether norfloxacin will harm an unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether norfloxacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine. How should I take norfloxacin? Norfloxacin is usually taken every 12 hours. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water 8 ounces. Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day while you are taking norfloxacin.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Norfloxacin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person especially a child, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose? 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.
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.
The effective half-life of norfloxacin in serum and plasma is 3—4 hours.