Noroxin Dosage

If your healthcare provider prescribes Noroxin, your dosage will be based on the type of infection being treated and your kidney function. Although you should start feeling better within a few days of starting treatment, it is important to finish the full course of the medicine. Stopping this antibiotic too soon may cause your infection to return or lead to antibiotic resistance.

An Introduction to Dosing With Noroxin

The dose of Noroxin® (norfloxacin) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys function.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
Make sure to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully and to finish the entire course of Noroxin, even if you start to feel better. Stopping this medication too soon could cause your infection to come back or lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
 

Noroxin Dosage for Urinary Tract Infections

The usual dose of Noroxin for treating a urinary tract infection (UTI) is 400 mg every 12 hours for 3 to 21 days, depending on the severity of the infection and the type of bacteria causing the infection. However, people with kidney disease may need a lower amount (400 mg just once daily).
 

Noroxin Dosage for Gonorrhea

The recommended dose of Noroxin for gonorrhea is 800 mg (two 400-mg tablets) as a single, one-time dose. Ask your healthcare provider if your sexual partners need to be treated as well.
 

Noroxin Dosage for Prostatitis

The recommended dose of Noroxin for treating prostatitis is 400 mg twice daily for 28 days. Although there are no specific dosing recommendations for treating prostatitis in people with kidney disease, a once-daily amount (400 mg once daily) may be reasonable.
 
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Noroxin Medication Information

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