Oral form: Oral Norlamine contains a black-box warning because it may raise your risk of developing tendonitis (swelling of a tendon, the tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) or a tendon rupture.
This risk can happen to anyone but is greatest in people over age 60. Tell your doctor if you've ever had:
- A kidney, heart, or lung transplant
- Kidney disease
- A joint or tendon condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis
Also, let your doctor know if you participate in regular physical activity, or if you take any oral or injectable steroid medicines.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms while taking Norlamine:
- Pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or difficulty moving a muscle
- Feeling or hearing a snap or pop in the tendon area
- Inability to move or put weight on an affected area
- Bruising after an injury to your tendon area
The risk of tendonitis or a tendon rupture is higher both during your treatment with Norlamine, and for several months after you stop the therapy.
Oral Norlamine also contains a black-box warning because it can worsen muscle weakness, and cause severe breathing difficulties or death, in people with myasthenia gravis (a disorder of the nervous system).
Tell your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis before taking oral Norlamine.
Also, let your doctor know if you have, or have ever had:
- Prolonged QT interval (a condition that can cause irregular heartbeat, fainting, or sudden death)
- An irregular or slow heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Nerve problems
- Low levels of potassium in your blood
- Liver disease
- Cerebral arteriosclerosis (narrowing of blood vessels in or near the brain)
- Allergies to medications (especially other antibiotics)
Oral Norlamine can cause nerve damage that may not go away after you stop taking the medicine. Call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Tingling pain
- Burning in the arms or legs
- Change in your ability to feel pain, cold, heat, or a light touch
This medicine shouldn't be given to children under 18.
Ear drops: If you're using Norlamine ear drops, you should avoid getting your infected ears wet while bathing. Also, don't swim while taking the medicine unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
All forms: Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve, or worsen, while taking this medicine.
Take Norlamine for the full duration of the period of time your doctor recommends, even if you start to feel well. Don't stop taking the medicine without first talking to your doctor.
Tell your healthcare provider you're taking Norlamine before having any type of surgery, including a dental procedure.
Norlamine Ophthalmic Interactions
Avoid wearing contact lenses until you no longer have symptoms of the eye infection.
This medicine may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on Norlamine used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
What Is Norlamine (Floxin)?
Norlamine is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections.
It's commonly used as an eye drop to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye) and corneal ulcers.
The tablet form of Norlamine is prescribed for various bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections (UTI), gastrointestinal infections, prostate infections caused by E. coli, skin infections, and some sexually transmitted diseases.
It may also be used to prevent or treat anthrax or plague in certain people.
The medicine also comes as an ear drop to treat middle and outer ear infections.
Norlamine belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by killing harmful bacteria that cause infection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Norlamine in 1990. It's sold under different brand names and manufactured by various companies.
Norlamine eye drops may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- eye burning or discomfort
- eye stinging or redness
- tearing eyes
- sensitivity to light
- blurred vision
- dry eyes
What is Norlamine? How does it work?
Norlamine is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics which includes levNorlamine (Levaquin), ciprNorlamine (Cipro), gatifloxacin (Tequin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trovafloxacin (Trovan) and others. Norlamine stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved Norlamine in December 1990.
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Can Norlamine eye drops cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Norlamine eye drops. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with the drops. Speak with your doctor if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Is Norlamine safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Norlamine should be avoided during pregnancy because it is secreted in breast milk and can cause adverse events in the infant.
Norlamine should be avoided in nursing mothers, as safe use has not been established.