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If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI), you may benefit from Noroxin® (norfloxacin). This prescription medication belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short.
As an antibiotic, Noroxin works by killing certain bacteria that cause infections. It does this by interfering with two bacterial enzymes called topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase. Bacteria need these enzymes to copy and repair DNA, important steps required for the bacteria to multiply.
Noroxin is approved for treating urinary tract infections in adults age 18 and older. It is only approved for treating these infections when they are caused by certain types of bacteria.
(Click Noroxin Uses for more information on using this drug for urinary tract infections and other types of bacterial infections. This article also lists some possible off-label uses for the antibiotic.)
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