In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02229524 ||APO-NORFLOX 400MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Norfloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of medications called quinolones. It is used to treat infections caused by certain types of bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat urinary tract (bladder) infections. Norfloxacin works by killing some types of bacteria that can cause these infections.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
The usual recommended adult dose is 400 mg twice daily, taken with a glass of water at least one hour before or 2 hours after a meal or milk. You should drink plenty of liquids (water or juice) every day unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Norfloxacin should not be taken within 2 hours of taking iron, zinc supplements, or multivitamins containing them. The dose of norfloxacin can vary depending on the circumstances and the condition being treated.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the one above, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Finish all this medication, even if you have started to feel better. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue on with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
This medication is available as a 400 mg tablet.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take norfloxacin if you are allergic to norfloxacin, other quinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid), or any other ingredients of the medication.