Noroxin is an antibiotic that is used to treat adults with mild to moderate infections such as lower respiratory tract infections, including chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases (except syphilis), pelvic inflammatory disease, and infections of the urinary tract, prostate gland, and skin caused by certain bacteria.
Before using Noroxin discuss with your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other antibiotics, anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) and vitamins. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
- Noroxin should be used with caution by any person who has had a seizure. Since Noroxin is passed from the body mostly by the kidney, it should be used with caution by people with reduced kidney function.
- While taking Noroxin, be careful about how much time you spend in the sun. Stop taking the medication if sun sensitivity occurs.
- Noroxin is not given for the treatment of syphilis.
- Do not stop taking this medication even if you feel better. Stopping too soon may cause your symptoms to return.
- This medicine can cause convulsions, increased pressure in the head, psychosis, tremors, restlessness, light-headedness, nervousness, confusion, depression, nightmares, insomnia, hallucinations, dizziness, light headedness, inflammation of the bowels, and rupture in the muscle tendons in your hand, shoulder, or heel.
Before using this medicine, discuss with your doctor if you:
- are dehydrated
- have kidney disease
- may have long exposure to sunlight
- have seizures (convulsions)
- have stomach problems (especially colitis)
- have a history of stroke
- have pain or soreness in a tendon
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Noroxin Side Effects
Most common: Abdominal or stomach pain or discomfort, diarrhea (mild), dizziness, drowsiness, headache, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, nervousness, trouble sleeping, vaginal pain and discharge.
Less common or rare: Back pain, change in taste sensation, difficulty with urination, increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight, muscle pain, sore mouth or tongue, white patches in mouth or on tongue, vaginal yeast infection, vision problems.
This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Noroxin, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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