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Nalidixin may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Nalidixin may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developi... View More
Nalidixin is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ... View More
Nalidixin does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Nalidixin should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nalidixin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular m... View More
Nalidixin should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nalidixin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular mo... View More
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
- Bacterial infections
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
- Your doctor has prescribed Nalidixin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Nalidixin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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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