Norfloxacin is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone that shows antibacterial activity. It is used as an active ingredient that inhibits the activity of DNA gyrase so as to block the bacterial DNA replication. It concentrates on the renal tubules and bladder and is bactericidal against different types of aerobic gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. It shows broad-spectrum antibacterial activity infectious bacteria. This component is bactericidal. Its working depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase. It plays the role of an antibacterial drug, a DNA synthesis inhibitor, a xenobiotic and an environmental contaminant. It is used to treat urinary tract infections and prostatitis.
Class of Drugs – Quinolone antibiotics
Molecular Formula – C16H18FN3O3
Molecular Weight - 319.33 g/mol
Working: This is a quinolone antibiotic that does not work for viral infections like a common cold, flu. This Norfloxacin antibiotic is used to treat urinary tract infections. This medication should not be used when it is not needed. It does not prevent infection.
Uses: This mentioned antibiotic Norfloxacin is indicated to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It acts by restricting the growth of bacteria that are responsible for the infection. This antibiotic is recommended to treat only bacterial infections.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective quinolone antibiotic is used as the main active ingredient in the following popular brand medicine:
- Noroxin: 400 mg
Do not take large amounts of caffeine such as coffee, energy drinks since this medication may increase and/or make the effects of caffeine last longer.