Norfloxacin

What is Norfloxacin?

It is a broad spectrum antibiotic (Quinolone group), used against E.coli, E.faecalis and psuedomonas. It is used in treating uncomplicated UTI and complicated UTI( URINARY TRACT INFECTION), gonorrhea and sexually transmitted disease.

Questions and answers on "Norfloxacin"

Hi, I am travelling and little concerned with the health of my little one. Baby have been passing motions 10_12 times during the day. Recently we took him to the doctor and the doctor prescribed "Rinifol". It didn't help much then we took him to other doctor and the doctor advised of some infection and prescribed norfloxacin suspension. I was not very confortable about giving norfloxacin but had no other choice We have given 3 doses of same to baby and today we noticed congested breathing and blocked nose ..baby is making sound while breathing also has developed a bit of breathing. i am using nano clear for same but when talked to the doctor he has advised of "Sinarest AF". Nt sure what to do. Would appreciate some good advise please.

Thanks XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hello ,
Thanks for posting your query.
Considering the details provided your baby is suffering from infection most probably viral less likely though possible bacterial .
Now most of the viral infections resolve on its own in a week or two but since your baby has persistent symptoms and now cold...

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On October 31 I had a hip joint replacement operation. Because of consequent problems with my bladder, I thought I might have a UTI. Therefore last Tuesday I went to the doctor who gave me a prescription for Norfloxacin 400 mg. I was quite nauseated the first day and after that OK. But last night I became extremely nauseated and dizzy and was drinking glass after glass of water, my mouth feeling dry a few minutes after each glass. (a classic sign of poisoning I think). I did not take the Norfloxacin pill. I feel OK today. On Thursday of last week I learned that the urine test was NEGATIVE for UTIs. Here is my question: Was it XXXXXXX for me to stop the pills when I had only one day left? If so, should I try to start up again?

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Brief Answer:
Not XXXXXXX to stop.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
The side-effects you experienced of nausea and dizziness are some of the commonest side-effects associated with Norfloxacin occurring in up to 1 in 10 people. The dry mouth you experienced and needing to...

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Is it safe to take a liquid antacid if I hv taken a dose of norfloxacin +tinidazole.

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Brief Answer:
Yes, you can but not for all preparations!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

It is okay to take an antacid after taking norfloxacin and tinidazole. However, I must know what the exact medication is. If this is a chewable tablet, it might not be totally...

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What are the side effects of Bifilac and Norflox TZ while trying to conceive a child?

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hi;
Befelac being used to restore normal gastro-intestinal flora can be used easily even in pregnancy .As for flouroquinolones like norfloxacin;cipro;ofloxacin they are not to be used when it is comfirmed that you are pregnant other wise before having a pregnancy the medicine can be taken.

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my 3 month old suffering from loose motion since 7 days. he was passing green water stool for 8 to 10 times.dr gave him norfloxacin and racecadotril for 5 days. but no improvement. now he is on enterogermina.now his stools are yellow and watery and passing 6 - 7 times... other wise when healthy he used to pass once in 3 days... i am very much worried.pl help

doctor1 MD

Hi, thank you for posting.

I have gone through your query and I understand your concerns.

Based on what you refer loose motion is caused by bacteria. Your child is dehydrated due to diarrhea and he need an intravenous rehydration. To do this you should take him immediately to the Emergency Room....

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Dr.. can u pls. tell me "Gramogyl Tab" (Norfloxacin & Metonidazole) used for what ? I have sticky stool alongwith Acidity frequently, when i take Isabgol powder, I get some relief for a 2-3days but again it same.. do i have some stomoch infection? Pls. suggest some medicine to help... Thanks in advance

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query

Yes it is possible that u r suffering from an intestinal infection (not stomach).
You are in the right line of management.
You could add a pro biotic like neutolin B twice daily for 7 days
continue taking Isabgol powder there is no harm

Have a healthy...

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i have had a ultra sound it came back with some small cists on kidneys a thick bldder wall ,and blood in urine so the docter put me on erythromycin for 2 weeks bldder got worse then put me on norfloxacin for 2 weeks,i have been taling it for 5 days the bladder infection is finally gettig better i have a itcing and burning og hip joints prostate burning once in a while. i took some acidolphilus and bifidus will that make it worse.i am very concerned about making my kidney worse,the worst pain i had in the bladder when it started was a pain below belly button at 4 oclock it would hirt after i pass a stole or just hurt along with burning pain in bladder,it is getting better i am just concerned with kidney side efects .does norfloxacin help kidney infection as well and id yougert and aciddpholis bad to mix with this specific antibiotic,i am going for a ct scan and seeinfg a specialist for urinary tracyt but in a month i dont want to cause furtgher damage before then thank you i am a bit concerned about norfloxcian.i also took ciproflocin in early november for same infection it did not help because i have taken it many times and i think the bacteria is imume to it .thank you i hope you may help me please

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I can understand your concerns. Norfloxacin acts in kidneys, bladder and prostate. However, the beneficial effect depends on whether that particular bacteria is sensitive (i.e. gets killed by the antibiotic) to norfloxacin. Since you have been having recurrent infections it is always better...

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i am 30yrs old male ,i have an issue that drops of urine dribble out whenever i have sexual thoughts and at the tip of the penis there is a feeling of uncomfortability.when i go to pass urine at the end when drops are dribbling ,saliva(laar or raal in hindi) like urine comes out.

The other issue is sometimes ,testes automatically start pulling up inside and creates uneasy feeling in my stomach.
I am very disturbed by this ,can u suggest what to do .
I have started doing kegel exercise,will that help

doctor1 MD

Hi
Because of sexual thoughts, it is common to pass some urine as the urinary bladder gets stimulated.It is normal.
Saliva like urine can be semen mixed with urine.As the outlet is same, they may come mixed sometimes.
The discomfort at the tip of penis can be due to mild infection.
Please take...

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hi im pooja from chennai. i had uti in december & february. i was taking some medicines for infertility. uti started soon after taking infertility drugs. in february it was worse. reports shows- pus cells-11-12hpf, epithelial cells 5-6hpf & rbc -5. i was treated with norfloxacin 400mg, citrakal and pyridium for 12 days. i was relieved. then after 1 month i took tests. rbc-nil. pus cells-6-8 hpf, epithelial cells-8-10hpf. i have backpain occasionaly. is it any serious condition?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

* Those are not the infertility medicines which give UTI, but it is coincidental things when you have not hydrated well your body with enough fluids during the therapy.
* Nothing serious issue, but needs definite care protocols to be followed as:

- drink more and more liquids
- keep genital...

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type y
thank you. please i have a patient who reacted to these drugs, norfloxacin 400mg + Tinidazole 600mg, esose 20mg, paracetamole 1 gram. What do you think is likely to be the culprit drug?

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr,

Thank you for asking at HCM.

There are various types of allergic reactions to drugs like skin reactions, GI reactions, etc. There are various types of skin reactions as well.

Generally speaking, among the drugs that you have mentioned, Norfloxacin and Esomeprazole could be causing...

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i am having an enlarged and a fatty liver. i am having frequent bouts of loose motion for which ihave been taking norfloxacin and tinidazole it is controlled temporarily but recurrs if there is a irregularity in diet. i eat a lot of fennel seeds [ saunf] and cardamom, i cannot control eating them. what should i do . i want a remedy . can you help.

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I got viral fever 1 week back and took dolo for 5 days and i was ok. I was asked to get URINE C/S test done. I am attaching report. Please review and advise if I need to take additional medication.

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My Father noticed that over last 6 Months or so that when he urinates it seems to have slowed down, as though something was restricting the flow.He does not have any pain during urination. We consulted General Physician and undergone following...

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