Noroxin is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It fights bacteria in the body. Noroxin is used to treat bacterial infections of the prostate and urinary tract. Noroxin also treats gonorrhea without complication. The drug is active during 12 hours.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take Noroxin with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day to prevent crystals from forming in the urine. Take Noroxin on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal, drinking milk, or eating a dairy product such as yogurt. For cure of infections of urinary tract the dose is 400 mg twice daily during 7-10 days. For cure non-complicated cystitis the treatment continues 3-7 days and for urinary tract dosage up to 12 weeks. For prostatitis the needed daily dose is 800 mg, divided into 2 doses during four weeks. Usual single dosage for cure gonorrhea is 800 mg daily.
You should not use Noroxin if you have a history kidney or liver disease. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Don't drink alcohol. It may cause giddiness and somnolence, may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid using the medicine if you have an allergic reaction, cerebral arteriosclerosis, epilepsy, Myasthenia gravis, kidney or liver illness, if you are pregnant or children under 18.
Possible side effect
Noroxin may cause asthenia, headache, somnolence, giddiness, sickness, belly pain, tremble, sun sensitivity, convulsion, psychic changes, severe skin reaction, eyes problems, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of the skin, loss of movement in any of your joints, diarrhea, pain in your upper stomach, clay-colored stools, allergy or vaginal bleeding. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially a blood thinner, cyclosporine, theophylline, glyburide, nitrofurantoin, probenecid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and steroid medication. Be careful because the medication interaction can make the disease effects stronger.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Call emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include insomnia, giddiness, sickness or retching.
Store your medicines at room temperature. Store away from moisture and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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