Active Ingredients: Norfloxacin
It licensed use in acute and chronic complicated kidney infections has been withdrawn as a result. CHMP stated that doctors should not prescribe oral norfloxacin for complicated pyelonephritis and should consider switching patients already taking oral norfloxacin for this type of infection to an alternative antibiotic.
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.
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.
Some people develop thrush redness and itching in the mouth or vagina after taking a course of antibiotics.
If you think you have thrush, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice. If you are having any vaccinations, make sure the person treating you knows that you are taking this medicine.It licensed use in acute and chronic complicated kidney infections has been and should consider switching patients already of infection to an alternative antibiotic.
Make sure your reactions are normal before you drive, operate machinery or do any other jobs which could be dangerous if you are not sufficiently alert. Can norfloxacin cause problems? Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them.
Current or past treatment with oral corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of Achilles tendon rupture, especially in elderly patients who are also taking the fluoroquinolones. Careful monitoring and supportive treatment, monitoring of renal and liver function, and maintaining adequate hydration is recommended by the manufacturer.
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