Nalidixin is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, sk... View More
Uses of Nalidixin
Side effects of Nalidixin
How to use Nalidixin
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and ta... View More
How Nalidixin works
Nalidixin is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and... View More
What if you forget to take Nalidixin?
If you miss a dose of Nalidixin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
Lower urinary tract infections, Shigellosis
Should be taken with food.
Oral Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections Adult: 1 g 4 times daily for 1-2 wk. Long-term therapy: Reduce daily dose to 2 g. Shigellosis Ad... View More
Oral Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections Child: >3 mth: 50 mg/kg daily in 4 equally divided doses. Long-term therapy: Reduce dose to 30 mg/kg... View More
Renal impairment: Reduced doses should be considered.
Hypersensitivity. History of convulsive disorders or porphyria. Infants <3 mth. Severe renal impairment.
Mode of Action
Nalidixic acid is a 4-quinolone antibacterial. It interferes with the replication of bacterial DNA by inhibiting DNA gyrase activity. It acts against gr... View More
Hepatic or moderate renal impairment, severe cerebral arteriosclerosis, G6PD deficiency. Monitor blood counts, renal and hepatic function for treatment ... View More
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain; photosensitivity reactions, allergic rash, urticaria, pruritus; visual disturbances, headache, dizziness or... View More
Absorption reduced by sucralfate, and divalent and trivalent cations e.g. aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc. Excretion reduced and plasma concen... View More
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