Active substance: Norfloxacin
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4. What is in this leaflet: 1. What Norfloxacin 400 mg is and what it is used for 2.
What you need to know before you take Norfloxacin 400 mg 3. How to take Norfloxacin 400 mg 4.
Possible side effects 5. How to store Norfloxacin 400 mg 6. Contents of the pack and other information 1.
What Norfloxacin 400 mg is and what it is used for Norfloxacin the active ingredient contained in Norfloxacin 400 mg belongs to a group of antibiotics called quinolones which work by killing bacteria that cause infections.
This medicine is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract e. If you experience tendon pain or signs of inflammation of the Achilles tendon stop taking your medicine and contact your doctor and rest the affected limb.
Providing you do not have a problem with your heart or kidneys, you should drink plenty of liquid whilst taking this medicine. These crystals cannot be seen by the naked eye. Drinking plenty of liquid can help prevent this occurring.
If you develop severe and persistent diarrhoea whilst you are taking your tablets or after stopping your tablets you should consult your doctor.
Other medicines and Norfloxacin 400 mg Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking other medicines that can alter your heart rhythm: medicines that belong to the group of anti-arrhythmics e. Multivitamins, products containing iron or zinc, antacids or sucralfate should not be taken at the same time as this medicine.
This medicine should be taken either 2 hours before or at least 4 hours after such products.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility If you are pregnant, planning a family or breast-feeding, tell your doctor before taking this medicine, as it is not recommended for use under these conditions.
How to take Norfloxacin 400 mg Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor or Pharmacist has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose in adults is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin twice daily.
The recommended dose is 1 film-coated tablet 400 mg norfloxacin once daily. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water at least one hour before or two hours after a meal or drink of milk.
Preferably the tablets should be taken in the morning and evening.
If you only take a single daily dose, always take this at the same time of day. The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of infection. For women with acute, uncomplicated inflammation of the bladder, the usual duration of treatment is a 3 day course of this medicine with the recommended dose.