Norfloxacin Drug Information
Norfloxacin (Noroxin®) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating certain types of bacterial infections in adults, including gonorrhea, prostatitis, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). It is part of a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short, and works by interfering with bacteria's ability to multiply.
Norfloxacin is available as a tablet. It is typically taken every 12 hours, depending on the infection being treated and various other factors.
Because norfloxacin is not suitable for everyone, make sure your healthcare provider has complete information on your medical history and any other drugs you are taking, including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Although most people do not have any problems while taking this antibiotic, norfloxacin can cause side effects, such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea. Fortunately, if negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
(For more information on this drug, click Norfloxacin. This article goes into more detail about how it works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)