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Noroxin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Noroxin is an antibacterial medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis, prostatitis, and certain sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea.

Noroxin Dosage

  • For the treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, the usual starting dose is 800 milligrams per day.

Uses of Noroxin

  • It is used to treats infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis, and certain sexually transmitted diseases.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Noroxin

Before taken Noroxin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Noroxin. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Noroxin:

  • You should be used Noroxin with caution if you suffer from the disease Myasthenia gravis. Because Noroxin may cause life-threatening respiratory problems under these circumstances.
  • If you develop diarrhea, then you should tell your doctor. It could be a symptom of a potentially serious intestinal inflammation.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • You should avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight while you are taking Noroxin. You should stop taking Noroxin and contact your doctor immediately if you have a severe reaction to sunlight, such as a skin rash.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Noroxin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Noroxin with the following:

  • Antacids such as Maalox and Tums
  • Cyclosporine
  • Didanosine
  • Glyburide
  • Multivitamins and other products
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Oral blood thinners such as warfarin
  • Probenecid
  • Sucralfate
  • Theophylline

The symptoms of overdose with Noroxin are not known. But after taken Noroxin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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