Active Ingredients: Norfloxacin
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Multivitamins, products containing iron or zinc, antacids or sucralfate should not be taken at the same time as this medicine. This medicine should be taken either 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after such products.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility If you are pregnant, planning a family or breast-feeding, tell your doctor before taking this medicine, as it is not recommended for use under these conditions.
How to take Norfloxacin 400 mg Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor or Pharmacist has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose in adults is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin twice daily.
The recommended dose is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin once daily. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at least one hour before or two hours after a meal or drink of milk.
Preferably the tablets should be taken in the morning and evening. If you only take a single daily dose, always take this at the same time of day. The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of infection.
For women with acute, uncomplicated inflammation of the bladder, the usual duration of treatment is a 3 day course of this medicine with the recommended dose. In the treatment of urinary tract infections, adults will generally need to use this medicine for 7-10 days.
In chronic inflammation of the prostate the usual duration of treatment is 4 weeks. The symptoms of urinary tract infection, such as a burning sensation experienced during passing water, pain, and fever, will generally disappear within 1-2 days.
However, the treatment course with this medicine should be continued for up to 12 weeks in chronic relapsing urinary tract infections.
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them.
The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with norfloxacin.
You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine.
The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome. Common norfloxacin side-effects What can I do if I experience this?
Feeling sick nausea or being sick vomiting, indigestion, tummy abdominal pain Stick to simple foods - avoid rich or spicy meals Diarrhoea Drink plenty of water to replace lost fluids. If the diarrhoea is severe or continues to be a problem, speak with your pharmacist or doctor for advice Headache Drink plenty of water and ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable painkiller.