Numerous bacterial infections are treated with noroxin, including:
infections of the urinary tract
infected bones and joints
There are additional uses for noroxin not covered by this medication guide.
The following are typical Noroxin side effects:
Serious negative effects of noroxin can include:
Tendonitis, a condition in which tendons rupture,
Neuropathy in the periphery (nerve damage)
severe skin repercussions
If you have an allergy to norfloxacin or medications that are similar to it, including ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or ofloxacin (Floxin), you shouldn't use Noroxin.
Inform your doctor of any of the following to ensure that Noroxin is safe for you:
a background of joint or tendon issues
Noroxin may interact with any other drugs, supplements, or herbal products you may be taking. When a substance modifies how a drug functions, there is an interaction. This could be harmful or stop the medication from working properly.
Your doctor needs to carefully monitor all of your medications to help you avoid interactions. Tell your doctor about all of the drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies you are taking. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to learn how this medication may interact with other medications you are taking.
Mechanism of Action
Noroxin works by preventing the activity of the DNA gyrase enzyme.This stops the bacteria's DNA from replicating, which eventually kills them.
Noroxin is quickly absorbed from the digestive system.About 70% of the bioavailability is.Half-LifeThe period of time it takes for your body to eliminate half of a drug is known as the half-life.Noroxin has a half-life of 4-5 hours.