Treatment of bacterial infections
Norfloxacin is a medication that is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections. The antibiotic sold under the Noroxin brand prevents the growth of bacteria.
Part of the quinolone class, norfloxacin, popularly known as Noroxin, is used to treat various bacterial infections. The antibiotic prevents the growth of bacteria and is therefore effective in treating bacterial infections and not viral infections such as flu or colds. Remember that overuse of an antibiotic will affect its effectiveness.
It is best to take this antibiotic orally, usually twice a day, either one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. It is recommended to take this medication with a glass of water. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you not to. If you have taken products that contain aluminum, magnesium or calcium, wait 2 hours before taking the antibiotic. You can also take the medicine 2 hours before taking products that contain these minerals. In fact, these products bind to the antibiotic, preventing its complete absorption.
Norfloxacin belongs to the class of quinolones. Before taking this medicine you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, gatifloxacin, lomefloxacin, ofloxacin and moxifloxacin. The medical conditions that your doctor should know before prescribing this medication are:
- Brain disorders
- A tumor
- muscle disease or weakness
- heart problems
- Slow heart rate
- A kidney disease
- Or mineral imbalance
Norfloxacin can make you sleepy or dizzy. Therefore, avoid taking this medicine if you are driving or want to operate a machine. This medication also makes you very sensitive to the sun. It is therefore essential to wear protective clothing or sunscreen when you are outdoors.
Norfloxacin has been shown to have side effects. Some of them are:
- A headache
- A nausea
- upset stomach
- A diarrhea
- A Dizziness
- With tremor
- Sun sensitivity
- Sudden mood or mental changes
- Slight bleeding or bruising
- Numbness in the arms or legs
- A tendonitis
See a doctor straight away if you have symptoms of a severe allergic reaction to norfloxacin, such as itching, rashes, difficulty breathing, and severe dizziness.
What are the causes and symptoms of vaginal bacterial infections?
There are many types of vaginal infections that affect the vast majority of women at some point in their lives. In most cases, they are caused by bacteria, but also by viruses, yeasts or cosmetic irritants. Vaginal bacterial infections are difficult to distinguish from other types of infection only because of the symptoms. In most cases, women cannot tell for themselves what type of infection they are suffering from, and to get proper treatment, it is best to make an appointment with a doctor and have a specialist carry out the diagnosis.
Symptoms of vaginal bacterial infections include itching, burning, swelling, pain and redness in the genital area. They are very disturbing and can affect a woman's daily activities. Any change in the color or consistency of the vaginal discharge also indicates a problem. The discharge may vary depending on the type of infection, but excessive discharge is certainly a problem. Sometimes a doctor recommends laboratory tests for vaginal discharge to determine with certainty its nature and causes.
Bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection are the most common problems in women. The two diseases are very similar and difficult to diagnose even by experts without laboratory tests. The reason why these two conditions occur is that the chemical balance of the vagina is disturbed and that the "good" bacteria cannot fight against the multiplication of "bad" bacteria. Usually, the two types of bacteria coexist in our body in harmony. If something happens and disturbs the balance, problems like bacterial vaginal infections can occur. Many women face this disease when they are unprepared and their bodies are weakened due to either illness or simply fatigue. Showering and using fragrance cosmetics for the genital area also affects the natural balance of vaginal bacteria.
Bacterial vaginal infections should be treated as soon as they are recognized as their symptoms are bothersome and can also lead to complications. Complications are likely to occur in pregnant women and women undergoing caesarean sections or surgery such as a hysterectomy. Vaginal bacterial infections also increase the risk of contact with sexually transmitted diseases. The treatment is usually prescribed by the doctor and consists of pills, creams or capsules that need to be inserted into the vagina. Symptoms improve after the first two days, but treatment should continue for a week. The absence of symptoms does not mean that the infection has disappeared, and the interruption of treatment can lead to a return.