Drug interactions between norfloxacin and Noroxin
Interactions between your drugs
- Norfloxacin is in the drug class quinolones.
- Norfloxacin is used to treat the following conditions:
- Noroxin is a member of the drug class quinolones.
- Noroxin is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: norfloxacin, Noroxin (norfloxacin)
Taking norfloxacin with food or products that contain minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc can interfere with its absorption and reduce its levels in the blood and urinary tract. This may make the medication less effective in treating your infection. You should take norfloxacin on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after eating a meal or consuming milk or other dairy products. Do not use mineral supplements, multivitamins, antacids, or other products that may contain calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc within the two-hour period before or after taking norfloxacin. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'quinolones' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'quinolones' category:
- norfloxacin (active ingredient in Noroxin (norfloxacin))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.