The dose of Noroxin 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.
(Click Noroxin Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Noroxin may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Noroxin include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) cramps.
(Click Noroxin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Noroxin may react with a number of other medications (see Noroxin Drug Interactions).
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Noroxin if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Tendon problems
- Any nerve disorders, such as neuropathy
- A history of seizures or have epilepsy
- An irregular heartbeat or a heart rhythm problem known as QT prolongation, or have family members with these problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis or other problems with your joints
- Myasthenia gravis
- Low blood potassium (hypokalemia)
- Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Noroxin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Noroxin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Noroxin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)