Noroxin Oral Tablet 400Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Noroxin: Oral tablet (400mg)

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Noroxin 400mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 705,Noroxin  |  MSD 705
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Noroxin 400mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 705,Noroxin  |  MSD 705

What is this Medicine?

NORFLOXACIN (nor FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Noroxin: Oral tablet(400mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Noroxin 400mg Tablet

NDC: 000060705
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Urethritis, Gonorrhea, Prostatitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Cervicitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Typhoid Fever, Traveler's Diarrhea, Traveler's Diarrhea Prophylaxis, Gastroenteritis, Bacterial Infection Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Noroxin 400mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_8596.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 705,Noroxin  |  MSD 705
Shape: oval
Color: pink,white
Drug Image file DrugItem_9063.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 705,Noroxin  |  MSD 705
Shape: oval
Color: pink,white

Reported Side Effects for Noroxin 400mg Tablet

Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Itching Around The Anus Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.1-0.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
0.3-1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Back Pain Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
0.3-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.1-1.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.7-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.0-2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.6-4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Noroxin 400mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Noroxin 400mg Tablet(Norfloxacin)
Calcium-containing foods and Norfloxacin(Norfloxacin)
Some foods (especially dairy products and other high calcium foods) may decrease the absorption of Norfloxacin from the stomach. Avoid taking Norfloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Take Norfloxacin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Noroxin 400mg Tablet(Norfloxacin)
Foods High in Iron and Norfloxacin(Norfloxacin)
Some foods (especially dairy products and other high calcium foods) may decrease the absorption of Norfloxacin from the stomach. Avoid taking Norfloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Take Norfloxacin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Noroxin 400mg Tablet(Norfloxacin)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Norfloxacin(Norfloxacin)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Norfloxacin. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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