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Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Norfloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet is a medicine that is used to cure bacterial infections. However, remember that this drug will not be effective for infections that aren’t caused by bacteria (viral infections such as common cold and the flu). Using an antibiotic repetitively and for infections that aren’t bacterial will lead the medicine to lose its potency over a period of time. Don’t consume any dairy product either two hours prior to or an hour after taking Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet.

The treatment plan and dosage will depend upon the severity of the condition. It is advised to take this drug minimum two hours prior to consuming other minerals/vitamins or such products containing aluminum/magnesium such as antacids. For best results, take this medicine at regular intervals every day. Try to limit your intake of caffeinated beverages such as coffee or tea, for that matter, as caffeine can interfere with the medicine’s potency in all probability.

Risk factors for this medicine include kidney disorders, heart afflictions and epileptic seizures. It isn’t recommended for children below the age of 12 years. Overdosing on Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet can result in irregular (slow) heart beats. Few side effects include an allergic response in the form of rashes, irritation of the skin, itching, etc. (though very rare), chest pain, dizziness, confusion, seizures, liver damage, joint or muscle pain, a ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus), lightheadedness, diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, headaches and troubled sleeping. Don’t take narcotic pain medicines if you experience any of these side effects since these can cause you more harm than good. Yeast infection and oral thrush are other concerns that might show up if you use this medicine indiscriminately. Know from your doctor the names of all those drugs that could diminish the efficacy of Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Prostatitis

Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland that produces semen) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, and Enterococcus species.
Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections like Cystitis caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Avoid taking Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past or family history of Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
In addition to its intended effect, Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Nausea or vomiting

Major Common

Dizziness

Major Common

Headache

Major Common

Abdominal pain

Major Common

Weakness

Major Less Common

Constipation

Minor Rare

Back pain

Minor Rare

Diarrhea

Minor Rare

Flatulence

Minor Rare

Heartburn

Minor Rare

Skin rash

Minor Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 9 to 12 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Micro Labs Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

India

Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Central nervous system disorders

Major
If you suffer from CNS disorder and you take Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet, then you may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Avoid consuming caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.

QT Prolongation

Major
Avoid using Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

Colitis

Moderate
Avoid taking Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Dairy products

Moderate
The desired effect of Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet and dairy products.

Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you suffer from any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or have a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Corticosteroids

Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Aspirin

Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Antidiabetic drugs

Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or if you are suffering from any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
What are you using Norfloxacin 400 MG Tablet for?
Urinary Tract Infection
Other
Prostatitis
Headache
Weakness
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
Within a day
More than 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Constipation
No Side Effects
Weakness
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I want to eradicate klebsiella oxytoca from prostate, how many days it could take klebsiella to gain resistance from norfloxacin?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
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I want to eradicate klebsiella oxytoca from prostate, how many days it could take klebsiella to gain resistance from ...
This type of prostate enlargement isn't thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer. With this condition, the urinary stream may be weak or stop and start. In some cases, it can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function. Treat...

I am suffering from loose motion .Can I take norfloxacin and tinidazole tablets? Please reply.

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dietary changes to avoid foods triggering loose stools. consuming foods high in fiber. taking anti-diarrhea medication, such as Imodium. Imodium is available for purchase over the counter or online. staying hydrated. consuming probiotics.

Can I take Norfloxacin 400 mg for burning sensation of Urine? Is it taken before or after food? Kindly reply Doctor.

MBBS, M.S.
General Surgeon, Ahmedabad
Can I take Norfloxacin 400 mg for burning sensation of Urine? Is it taken before or after food? Kindly reply Doctor.
Hello lybrate-user First of all, as you may know Norfloxacin is an antibiotic and it should not be taken unless prescribed by your doctor. It is given for a documented or suspected UTI and should never be self prescribed, as it has some adverse ef...
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Is norfloxacin 400, advisable gas, bloating, and indigestion. I have been reading commended this along with paracetamol +dyclomine.

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Is norfloxacin 400, advisable gas, bloating, and indigestion. I have been reading commended this along with paracetam...
Dear lybrateuser, - Better to avoid norfloxacin if you have bloating & gas formation as it can increase it.

Hi there, I'm frequently suffering from stomach ache whenever I take food consisting of green chillies. What should I do to overcome this problem. If I take norfloxacin it is suppressed in a day or two. Is there a permanent solution for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi there,
I'm frequently suffering from stomach ache whenever I take food consisting of green chillies. What should I...
Yes you need to avoid chilies or it will lead to gastric ulcer in future. Taking norfloxacin is not the way-out. Take nux vom 30 - once daily 6 pills and report after 2 weeks for further treatment.
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