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Norfloxacin comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken twice a day for 3 to 28 days. The
length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Your doctor will tell you how long
to take Norfloxacin. Take Norfloxacin at around the same times every day and try to space your doses 12
hours apart. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or
pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Norfloxacin exactly as directed. Do not take
more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Take Norfloxacin at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or after drinking milk or eating dairy
Swallow the tablets with a full glass of water.
You should begin to feel better during the first few days of your treatment with Norfloxacin. If your
symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.
Take Norfloxacin until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking
Norfloxacin without talking to your doctor unless you experience certain serious side effects listed in
the IMPORTANT WARNING or SIDE EFFECT sections. If you stop taking Norfloxacin too soon or if you skip
doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to
Norfloxacin is also sometimes used to treat certain infections of the stomach and intestines. Talk to
your doctor about the risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more
You should not use Norfloxacin if you have a history of myasthenia gravis, or if you are allergic to
Norfloxacin or similar antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin
(Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), ofloxacin (Floxin), and others.
You should not use this medication if you have ever had swelling or tearing of a tendon caused by
taking Norfloxacin or similar antibiotics.
Before taking Norfloxacin, tell your doctor if you have a heart rhythm disorder, kidney or liver
disease, muscle weakness or trouble breathing, joint problems, a condition called pseudotumor cerebri, a
history of seizures, a history of head injury or brain tumor, low levels of potassium in your blood
(hypokalemia), a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome, or if you have ever had an allergic
reaction to an antibiotic.
Avoid taking antacids, vitamin or mineral supplements, sucralfate (Carafate), or didanosine (Videx)
powder or chewable tablets within 2 hours before or after you take Norfloxacin.
Norfloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the
body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. These effects may be more likely to occur if you
are over 60, if you take steroid medication, or if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant.
Stop taking Norfloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, tenderness,
stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints. Rest the joint until you receive medical care or
If you overdose Generic Norfloxacin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all
medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local
waste disposal company.