Antibiotic Noroxin (norfloxacin)
This medicine is used to treat a lot of bacterial infections. It is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibacterial agent and can treat many complicated bacterial infections. It is also known as Norfloxacin. It was first introduced in the year 1979 for patent.
Composition of Noroxin:
It is a spectrum antibacterial agent which is used for oral administration. It is soluble in glacial acetic acid, ethanol, water and methanol. This medicine is available in 400-mg tablets. Each tablet of this medicine contains the subsequent inactive ingredients croscarmellose sodium, cellulose, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and titanium dioxide.
Uses of Noroxin:
Noroxin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections, cystitis, urethral, cervical gonorrhea, prostatitis, syphilis, typhoid and paratyphoid fever. It is also used to treat certain infections of the stomach and intestine.
Side- Effects of Noroxin:
Like all medicines Noroxin is also known to have side effects. Some of the side effects may require immediate medical attention. The degree of the side effects varies from people to people. Some may report minor to no side effects after using this medicine. Some of the common symptoms are:
- Stomach pain
- Abnormal heart beats
- Sun sensitivity
- Tendon rupture
Contraindications of Noroxin:
If you have a severe reaction to this medicine, let your doctor know before using this medicine. Any type of allergy should also be reported to the doctor. The doctor will also ask for your medical history to decide if he can prescribe this medicine for you. If you have a slow heartbeat, low level of potassium, nerve problems, seizures, chest pain, myasthenia gravis or blood disorder, make your doctor aware of it. The doctor will only prescribe this medicine if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine can cause interactions with other medicines, hence, if you are using any non-prescription, prescription, or herbal products, let your doctor know asthese medicines can lead to severe reactions or side effects. This medicine can cause dizziness and lightheadedness, so make sure that you do not drive or use heavy machinery, ordo any activity which requires alertness while using this medicine or unless you deem yourself fit enough. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing and use sunscreen,as this medicine can make your skin sensitive. Call your doctor immediately if you have swollen, or blistered skin due to excessive sunlight.
Pregnancy and Noroxin:
The use of this medicine is contraindicated as it can have side effects on the fetus and can lead to abortion. It can also pass into the breast milk and affect the child.