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Norflox 400mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Norflox 400mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Norflox 400 tablet is an antibiotic medication. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract. It is a combination medicine containing norfloxacin and spores of lactic acid bacillus.

It works by the combined action of both its components. Norfloxacin acts by killing the infection-causing bacteria. Lactic acid bacillus is a probiotic that restores the balance of good bacteria normally present in the intestine and inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.

This medicine must be taken as prescribed by a doctor. The dose and duration of the treatment with this medicine will be decided by your doctor. It will vary depending on the severity of the infection and other individual parameters. Do not stop taking this medicine if you feel better within a few days.

Any antibiotic should not be used when you are not sure if the infection is due to bacteria. The unnecessary use of antibiotics can make them ineffective for future treatment. Complete the course of antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor or it may lead to relapse or return of the infection.

Before starting this tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. Also, inform about your detailed medical history & the medicines and supplements you take.

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Product Summary

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ContainsNorfloxacin(400.0 Mg) + Lactic Acid(120.0 M)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

Norflox 400 tablet is a quinolone antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is used to treat urinary tract infections, prostatitis (inflammation of the p...
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contraindications

Contraindications of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • If you are allergic to norfloxacin lactic acid bacillus or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a known history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (develop swelling or pain in your limbs) associated with the use of norfloxacin or antimicrobial agents similar to it.
  • If you have a condition of muscle weakness
  • If you are known to have low immunity or ulcers or holes (perforations) in the gastrointestinal tract
sideEffects

Side effects of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Norflox 400 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the use of Norflox 400 tablet during human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Norflox 400 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Norflox 400 tablet passes into human milk. Hence, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Norflox 400 tablet?
A:
Norflox 400 tablet may make you dizzy and feel sleepy. You should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Norflox 400 tablet?
A:
It is advised not to consume alcohol while on treatment with Norflox 400 tablet without consulting your treating physician.
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Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have tendon or nerve problems
  • You have a condition that causes muscle weakness
  • You have problems with your heart like irregular heartbeats, abnormal heart rhythm and slow heartbeat.
  • You have problems with your kidney, liver or lung
  • You are pregnant or are planning to have a baby
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You experience fits, restlessness, light-headedness, confusion and hallucinations after receiving treatment with Norflox 400 tablets.
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis or a history of joint issues
  • You must avoid being in the sunlight for too long as this medicine may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • This medicine is not recommended in patients below 18 years of age as their safety and efficacy have not been established.
  • Elderly people may be at risk of developing tendon disorders like tendon rupture.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Take Norflox 400 tablet with a glass of water without food (at least 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after a meal/a glass of milk). Swallow it whole, do not break, cut or chew the medicine
  • You should take this medicine regularly and without fail as directed by your doctor. You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor
  • You should have plenty of oral fluids during treatment with this medicine
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Store Norflox-400 tablets in a cool and dry place, protect from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not use expired medicines and discard them properly. For expiry date, refer the packaging. If only a month is mentioned, the expiry date is the last date of the month.
quickTips

Quick Tips of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

  • Norflox 400 tablet is used to treat urinary tract infections. It should not be used for treating any other condition unless specified by the doctor.
  • You should always complete the entire course of treatment with this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not miss any dose, and do not take more than the prescribed dose.
  • Before starting Norflox 400 tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Also, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you take and your complete medical history.
  • Norflox 400 tablet should be avoided in patients with conditions like myasthenia gravis, tendinitis, tendon rupture, or peripheral neuropathy. Inform your doctor if you have a history or have any of t...
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  • Do not take any medicine on your own without confirming with your doctor during treatment with Norflox 400 tablet.
  • Dizziness, nausea, headache, and weakness can occur as side effects of this medicine. Inform your doctor if the side effects do not resolve even after completing the entire course of this medicine.
dosage

Dosage of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

Overdose

In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

You should never miss your dose of Norflox-400 tablet as it may lead to treatment failure. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed do...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

How Does It Work?

  • Norflox 400 tablets are used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by preventing bacterial growth. This antibiotic only works on bacterial inf...
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  • Lactic acid bacillus is a probiotic that restores the balance of good bacteria normally present in the intestine that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Antibiotics kill both beneficial and harmf...
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interactions

Interactions of NORFLOX 400MG STRIP OF 10 TABLETS

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Norflox 400 tablet along with nitrofurantoin used to treat infection is not recommended as it may alter the effects of this tablet.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine along with NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc.) may increase the risk of having fits or seizures. Hence, it should be used with caution.
  • You should be cautious when taken along with caffeine, Clozapine, Ropinirole, Tacrine and Tizanidine.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine along with theophylline may cause headache, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, fits, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, shaking and fast heart rate.
  • Concomitant use along with blood thinners like Warfarin, Coumadin, etc. may enhance the effects of these medicines.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine along with corticosteroids taken by mouth or by injection, may increase the chance of tendon injury.
  • The use of antidiabetics like Glyburide along with this medicine, can affect your blood sugar level (rare). The doctor may ask you to monitor your blood sugar level regularly.
  • Multivitamins (containing iron and zinc), antacids, sucralfate, and didanosine should not be used together with Norfloxacin.
  • These medicines should be taken either 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking the Norflox 400 tablet.
  • Other medicines like Cyclosporine, Probenecid, Erythromycin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Indapamide and Digoxin should be used cautiously.

Interactions with food items

Norflox 400 tablet should be taken on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after having your meal) as food may interact with its absorption.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Norflox 400 tablet on my own?

A: No, you should never stop taking Norflox 400 tablet until advised by the doctor, even if you are feeling good. If you stop taking this medicine, it may lead to treatment failure and recurrence of infection.

Q: Is Norflox 400 tablet habit-forming?

A: No, Norflox 400 tablet is not habit-forming medicine.

Q: What are the side effects of Norflox 400 tablet?

A: You may experience side effects like headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps and heartburn while on treatment with Norflox 400 tablet.

Q: Can Norflox 400 be used for stomach or gut infection?

A: Norflox 400 tablet are used for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is not recommended to be used for any other infection unless prescribed by a doctor.

Q: What is the difference between Norflox TZ and Norflox 400 tablets?

A: Norflox TZ and Norflox 400 tablets differ in their active ingredients. Norflox 400 tablets contain two active ingredients norfloxacin and lactic acid bacillus. Whereas, Norflox TZ contains three active ingredients norfloxacin, tinidazole and lactic acid bacillus.

Q: Can Norflox 400 tablets be used as a painkiller?

A: No, Norflox 400 tablets cannot be used as painkillers. This medicine is an antibiotic and is used for treating specific infections.

Q: Can I take the Norflox 400 for constipation?

A: No, the Norflox 400 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It does not help relieve constipation or improve bowel movement. Do not take this antibiotic unnecessarily.

Q: Will Norflox 400 treat stomach ulcers?

A: No, the Norflox 400 tablet will not treat the ulcer. It is an antibiotic medicine. It does not have any action in reducing acid production and healing ulcer and sores in the stomach.

Q: What is the dose of the Norflox 400 tablet for stomach infection?

A: The dose and duration of the treatment with the Norflox 400 tablet depend on the severity of the infection and other physiological parameters. It varies among individuals thus you should always consult your doctor for the exact dose and duration of the treatment with this medicine.

Q: How long does Norflox 400 take to work?

A: Norflox 400 can start showing its effect approximately after 1 hour of its consumption. However, it varies among individuals and can also vary due to the severity of the infection. As it is an antibiotic medicine, the complete effect towards the infection could be seen only after completing the full course of antibiotic treatment.

Q: Can I take Norflox 400 be taken on an empty stomach?

A: Yes, Norflox 400 should be taken on an empty stomach. Taking it meals makes it less effective due to less absorption of this medicine. Therefore, you should take the Norflox Oz tablet 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after a meal or ingestion of milk and/or other dairy products.

Q: Can Norflox 400 be used for urine infections?

A: Yes, Norflox 400 can be used for urine infections. It is an antibiotic containing a combination of two medicines, norfloxacin and spores of lactic acid bacillus that is used in the treatment of acute or long-standing or recurrent bacterial infections of the urinary tract. However, this medicine should be taken only after the doctor's advice. Refrain from self-medication in any case.

Q: Can Norflox 400 be used for bacterial infections of the prostate or prostatitis?

A: Norflox 400 tablet can be used to treat bacterial infections of the prostate or prostatitis only if it is recommended by your doctor. Do not use this medicine on your own.

Q: Can Norflox 400 be used for STDs like gonorrhoea?

A: Norflox 400 tablet can be used for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like gonorrhoea. However, you should take this medicine only if it is prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate.

Q: What is Norflox 400 used for?

A: Norflox 400 tablet is an antibiotic medicine used in the treatment of acute or long-standing or recurrent bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

Q: Can Norflox 400 be taken during pregnancy?

A: There is limited information on the effect of Norflox 400 tablet on pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Q: Does Norflox 400 cause constipation?

A: Yes, Norflox 400 tablet may cause constipation as a side effect. It is recommended to drink plenty of water and have fibre foods during treatment with this medicine.

Q: How to take Norflox 400?

A: Take Norflox 400 tablet exactly as recommended by your doctor.

Q: How does Norflox 400 work?

A: Norflox 400 tablet is an antibiotic that prevents the production of the genetic material of bacteria. Thus, various substances essential for the reproduction or survival of the bacteria cannot be produced by it. This affects their multiplication and they are ultimately killed.

Q: Does Norflox 400 cause difficulty in breathing?

A: Norflox 400 tablet is not known to cause difficulty in breathing as a side effect. However, if you experience any such effects after taking this medicine, it is recommended to talk to your doctor immediately.

Q: Does Norflox 400 cause loss in appetite?

A: Although rare, a loss of appetite has been reported with the use of Norflox 400 tablet. This may occur in very few individuals. However, if you experience any such effect, it is recommended to talk to your doctor immediately.

Q: Norflox vs Oflox, are these two medicines same?

A: No, Both Norflox and Oflox are fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They have similar mechanisms of action and have a different set of indications. They are available in a variety of formulations, including tablets and eye or ear drops. You should only take the medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and medical history. Avoid self-medication.

Q: Norflox vs Niftas, which one is better medicine for Urinary tract infection?

A: Niftas (containing nitrofurantoin) and Norflox (containing norfloxacin) are both commonly used medications for urinary tract infections (UTIs). The decision between these two is influenced by factors such as the type of infection and the bacteria present. It is critical to seek the advice of a healthcare professional regarding the best medication for your specific situation. Avoid self-medication.
Last Updated on: 16 January 2024 | 1:00 PM (IST)

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