Noroxin Overdose

If you have taken too much Noroxin (norfloxacin), it may cause tremors, slurred speech, and disorientation. However, the specific effects will be based on how much of this drug was taken and whether it was combined with other medications. Treatment will likely involve administering certain medicines, pumping the stomach, or providing supportive care.

Can You Take Too Much Noroxin?

Noroxin® (norfloxacin) is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. As with most medications, it may be possible to take too much Noroxin.
The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Noroxin dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

There is little information available about overdosing on Noroxin. In animal studies, significant overdoses were not lethal. Based on the overdose effects of other similar quinolone antibiotics, it is reasonable to expect that an overdose of Noroxin may cause the following problems:
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Slurred speech
  • Tremors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Kidney problems
  • Seizures.

Treating a Noroxin Overdose

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach." Also, antacids containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium may be given to bind to Noroxin in the stomach to help reduce the amount of medication absorbed into the bloodstream.
In addition, treatment may involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive care for an overdose of Noroxin may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Close monitoring of the kidneys.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much Noroxin.
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