Drug Interactions With Norfloxacin
Drug Interactions With Norfloxacin ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when norfloxacin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Aluminum, Calcium, or Magnesium Antacids
Aluminum, calcium, and magnesium can bind to norfloxacin in the digestive tract, preventing it from being fully absorbed into the bloodstream. You should take your norfloxacin dosage at least two hours before or six hours after any products that contain aluminum, calcium, or magnesium.
Certain aspirin products may bind to norfloxacin in the digestive tract, preventing it from being fully absorbed into the bloodstream. You should take your norfloxacin dose at least two hours before or six hours after buffered aspirin. This interaction is not likely to occur with enteric-coated or regular aspirin.
Norfloxacin may increase the amount of betaxolol in the bloodstream, potentially increasing your risk for side effects. If you are currently taking betaxolol, talk to your healthcare provider about this interaction before starting treatment with norfloxacin.
Norfloxacin may reduce the body's ability to remove caffeine, potentially increasing its effects. Therefore, it may be a good idea to limit your caffeine intake while taking norfloxacin. Keep in mind that many food and beverages, such as coffee, tea, and chocolate, contain caffeine.
Norfloxacin may increase the amount of certain antipsychotic medications in the bloodstream, potentially increasing your risk for side effects. This interaction does not occur with all antipsychotics. Talk to your healthcare provider about this interaction before taking norfloxacin.