What is Noroxin?
Noroxin is a synthetic antibacterial drug for oral use with broad spectrum of activity. It is active against numerous bacteria including but not limited to Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Citrobacter freundii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, Enterobacter aerogenes and Proteus vulgaris. It is a first generation quinolone antibiotic that works by interfering with bacteria’s ability to multiply. The antibiotic is available as 400 mg tablets with Norfloxacin as active ingredient and such additives as cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, titanium dioxide and magnesium stearate.
When is Noroxin administered?
Noroxin is administered for the treatment of various common and complicated infections of the urinary tract, including cystitis, prostatitis incited by Escherichia coli, urethral and cervical gonorrhea and syphilis. It is approved for use in adults with infectious diseases caused only by susceptible strains of the microorganisms in the infections.
How to take Noroxin?
Noroxin dosage and length of use depend on the type of infection. The dosage for uncomplicated UTI is 400 mg q12h for 3-10 days, whereas the length for complicated UTI treatment may be up to 21 days. The dose for acute or chronic prostatitis is 400 mg q12h for 28 days. The dose for sexually transmitted uncomplicated gonorrhea is 800 mg as a single dose. Tablets are taken several hours before or after meals or ingestion of milk or dairy products, and must be washed down with a full glass of water. Sufficient fluids must be drunk while on the drug to ensure proper hydration and micturition volume.
What are Noroxin side effects?
Noroxin may spur some minor side effects as nausea, headache, dizziness, abdominal cramping or general weakness. However one should immediately report to healthcare provider if he experiences tendon problems, seizures, allergy or liver problems as dark urine or yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes.
When is Noroxin contraindicated?
Noroxin is contraindicated to patients with a history of hypersensitivity, tendon rupture and tendinitis caused by previous use of Norfloxacin or any other drug of the quinolone group. Multivitamins and products containing iron, zinc, magnesium and aluminum shouldn’t be received within 2 hours of Noroxin administration.