Active substances: Norfloxacin
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.
This is so your progress can be monitored.
Protect your skin by using a sunscreen, particularly if you are exposed to strong sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Do not use sunbeds.
If you buy any medicines check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with this antibiotic. In particular, do not take painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, while you are taking norfloxacin.
For this reason norfloxacin and other fluoroquinolones are contraindicated during pregnancy due to the risk of spontaneous abortions and birth defects.
The manufacturer only recommends use of norfloxacin during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Ciprofloxacin is being licensed for the treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Pyelonephritis due to Escherichia coli and Inhalational Anthrax post-exposure and levofloxacin was recently licensed for the treatment of Inhalational Anthrax post-exposure.