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Norfloxacin: Side Effects, Contraindications and Dosage

Review literature: (Simon und Stille, 1997).

Mechanism of Action of Norfloxacin

Norfloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which interferes with the bacterial DNA synthesis via inhibition of the DNA gyrase or topoisomerase II. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are bactericidal.

Indications for Norfloxacin

Norfloxacin is active against a variety of bacteria:

Urologic indications for norfloxacin are urinary tract infections, prostatitis, acute pyelonephritis, or epididymitis.

Pharmacokinetics of Norfloxacin

Side Effects of Norfloxacin

Interactions with Norfloxacin:

Do not give nitrofurantoin, iron salts, magnesium or aluminum-containing antacids together with norfloxacin. Increased concentrations of theophyllin or ciclosporin due to norfloxacin administration. Norfloxacin increases increases warfarin effect.

Contraindications to Norfloxacin

Dosage of Norfloxacin

Normal dosage of norfloxacin is 400 mg 1-0-1 p.o. Dose reduction to 400 mg 1-0-0 is necessary in impaired renal function (GFR below 30 ml/min).

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