Active Ingredients: Norfloxacin
Stop treatment and contact your doctor if you experience signs and symptoms of liver problems such as loss of appetite, jaundice, dark urine, itching or sensitivity to pressure in the abdominal cavity.
If you develop the rare side effect of severe and persistent diarrhoea whilst you are taking your tablets or after stopping your tablets you should consult your doctor.
In rare cases seizures occur. If fits occur, stop taking this medicine. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. How to store Norfloxacin 400 mg Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package. Keep the blister in the outer carton.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect the environment. Contents of the pack and other information What Norfloxacin 400 mg contains These tablets contain 400 mg norfloxacin as the active substance.
The other ingredients are povidone, sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, purified water, hypromellose, talc, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol.
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. How to take norfloxacin Before you start taking the tablets, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside the pack.
Take norfloxacin exactly as your doctor tells you to. The usual dose is one 400 mg tablet, taken twice a day.
Swallow the tablet with a drink of water. This is because your body absorbs less norfloxacin after a meal, which means the medicine is less effective.
Try to space out the doses over the day - so ideally, take a dose every 12 hours.
Do not drink milk or take indigestion remedies or medicines containing iron or zinc such as multivitamin tablets during the two hours before you take norfloxacin, or during the two hours after you have taken a dose. This is because these things interfere with the way norfloxacin is absorbed by your body, and stop it from working fully.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless your next dose is due.
If your next dose is due then take the dose which is due but leave out the forgotten one. Do not take two tablets together to make up for a missed dose.
Even if you feel your infection has cleared up, keep taking the antibiotic until the course is finished unless you are told to stop by your doctor.