Active substances: Norfloxacin
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Contraindications As noted above, under licensed use, norfloxacin is also now considered to be contraindicated for the treatment of certain sexually transmitted diseases by some experts due to bacterial resistance.
Patients taking any of these drugs concomitantly with norfloxacin should be carefully monitored. Pregnancy Norfloxacin has been reported to rapidly cross the blood-placenta and blood-milk barrier, and is extensively distributed into the fetal tissues.
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.
However, the Fluoroquinolones are licensed to treat lower respiratory infections in children with cystic fibrosis in the UK.
Adverse effects In general, fluoroquinolones are well tolerated, with most side-effects being mild to moderate.
However, the treatment course with this medicine should be continued for up to 12 weeks in chronic relapsing urinary tract infections. If you take more Norfloxacin 400 mg than you should If you have taken a double dose, you only need to contact your doctor if side effects occur.
Continue taking your medicine regularly as prescribed. If you have taken more than a double dose by mistake, contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to take Norfloxacin 400 mg Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet, just carry on with the next one as normal.
If you stop taking Norfloxacin 400 mg It is important that you complete the course of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions can, very rarely, be life-threatening. Achilles tendon. Inflammation of the liver with jaundice yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes commonly occurs.
Stop treatment and contact your doctor if you experience signs and symptoms of liver problems such as loss of appetite, jaundice, dark urine, itching or sensitivity to pressure in the abdominal cavity.
If you develop the rare side effect of severe and persistent diarrhoea whilst you are taking your tablets or after stopping your tablets you should consult your doctor.
In rare cases seizures occur.
If fits occur, stop taking this medicine. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at. If you have a long-term chronic infection, your course of treatment will be for longer than this, possibly for 1-3 months.