norfloxacin, Noroxin (cont.)
Safe and effective use of norfloxacin is not established in patients under the age of 18 years.
Note that some organisms are resistant to norfloxacin; organisms should be tested for susceptibility to this drug.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Norfloxacin should be used with caution with medications like caffeine, clozapine (Clozaril), ropinorole (Requip), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf), theophylline (Theo-24), and tizanidine (Zanaflex) because norfloxacin can slow down breakdown of these medications in and increase their levels in the body.
Norfloxacin should be separated from aluminum and magnesium containing antacids, sucralfate (Carafate), and multivitamins because they can lower absorption of norfloxacin and reduce its effectiveness. They should be administered 2 hours before norfloxacin.
Norfloxacin should be used with caution with medications used for treating abnormal heart beats because it can affect heart rhythm.
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on norfloxacin to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/24/2014
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