Noroxin Side Effects

In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported side effects of Noroxin included headaches, dizziness, and nausea. In most cases, reactions are minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider if you have more serious problems, such as tendon problems, seizures, or yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin.

An Introduction to Noroxin Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Noroxin® (norfloxacin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Noroxin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Noroxin

Noroxin has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the most commonly reported Noroxin side effects included:
  • Nausea -- in up to 4.2 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 2.8 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 2.6 percent
  • Abdominal (stomach) cramping -- up to 1.6 percent
  • General weakness -- up to 1.3 percent.

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Noroxin are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
    • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there)
    • Paranoia (feeling suspicious, or like people are out to get you)
    • Feeling anxious, nervous, or restless
    • Depression
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Confusion
    • Problems sleeping
    • Weird dreams
  • Fainting
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Watery, bloody, or severe diarrhea
  • Burning, numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right upper part of the abdomen (stomach)
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Any skin rash
  • Changes in urination
  • Low or high blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
  • A thick, white vaginal discharge with itchiness or discomfort, which may be signs of a vaginal yeast infection
  • White, patchy spots in the mouth or on the tongue, which may be signs of an oral yeast infection (thrush)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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