What Is Norfloxacin Used For?

Is It Safe for Children to Use Norfloxacin?

Norfloxacin is not approved for use in children younger than 18 years of age, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Like other quinolones, norfloxacin may cause bone, joint, or tendon problems in children.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

This medication may be used to treat infections in older adults. However, older adults may have an increased risk for certain side effects of norfloxacin, such as QT prolongation (a problem with the heart rhythm) and tendon problems (see Noroxin and Tendon Rupture). In addition, because kidney function declines with age and norfloxacin is removed from the body by the kidneys, older adults may need a lower dose.

Can Norfloxacin Be Used Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, or prostatitis. This would be known as an "off-label" use. For example, norfloxacin may be used off-label to treat other types of infections or to prevent any type of infection.
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