In the USA, Norfloxacin is available under the brand name Noroxin. In 1979 the patent was published, revealing the details on the enhanced antibacterial potency of this medication. Despite this, the antibiotic did not become widely popular right away. Noroxin was approved by the FDA in 1986, and today this drug is often used in treatment of different infections.
Noroxin is a synthetic antibiotic that has shown high effectiveness in treatment of different bacterial infections, including gynecological infections, urinary tract infections, inflammation of the prostate gland, bladder infection and gonorrhea. The drug should not be used in treatment of viral infections.
It may be used in the form of eye drops for children who are above one year old.
After taking this medication the progress should be regularly monitored by your healthcare provider. You may need to take urine and blood tests in order to make sure that no undesirable effects occur. If there is no improvement after several days of taking this drug or if your health condition becomes worse, you should notify your healthcare provider about it.
Noroxin may cause allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. When using this medication, you should avoid staying under direct sunlight. It is recommended to use protective clothing, such as sunglasses and a hat. Your sunblock products should have sun protection factor 15 or higher. You should not use a sunlamp.
When taking Noroxin, you may feel lightheaded, dizzy and drowsy. You should find out your reaction to this medication before you start driving or doing other actions requiring quick reaction and a clear state of mind. This medication may cause diarrhea that may occur 2 months or later after stopping using it.
You should contact your healthcare provider if you experience the following symptoms of allergy:
Swelling of face, hands or mouth;
Peeling, blistering, red skin lesions;
Loosening of the skin;
Ulcers or sores on the skin;
Chills or fever.
The following symptoms may signal about a serious liver problem:
Stomach or abdominal pain;
Yellow skin or eyes.
Consult your doctor if you start having the following symptoms:
Burning pain in hands, feet or legs;
Can It Interact with Other Medications?
You should not use other medications along with Noroxin without consulting your healthcare provider, including OTC medications and vitamin or herbal supplements. There are 647 medications known to be able to interact with Noroxin, including the following:
Penicillin G Procaine;
Zinc and others.