Active ingredient: Nalidixic Acid

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Nalidixic Acid uses


A synthetic 1,8-naphthyridine antimicrobial agent with a limited bacteriocidal spectrum. It is an inhibitor of the A subunit of bacterial DNA gyrase.

Indication: For the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by susceptible gram-negative microorganisms, including the majority of E. Coli, Enterobacter species, Klebsiella species, and Proteus species.

Nalidixic Acid is a quinolone antibacterial agent for oral administration. Nalidixic Acid has marked antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria including Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli, Morganella Morganii; Proteus Mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, and Providencia rettgeri. Pseudomonas species are generally resistant to the drug. Nalidixic Acid is bactericidal and is effective over the entire urinary pH range. Conventional chromosomal resistance to Nalidixic Acid taken in full dosage has been reported to emerge in approximately 2 to 14 percent of patients during treatment; however, bacterial resistance to Nalidixic Acid has not been shown to be transferable via R factor.

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Nalidixic Acid available forms, composition, doses:

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Nalidixic acid powder7.2 USD
Tablets; Oral; Nalidixic Acid 1 g
Tablets; Oral; Nalidixic Acid 250 mg
Tablets; Oral; Nalidixic Acid 500 mg

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References

  1. "nalidixic acid". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "nalidixic acid". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0077... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "3B91HWA56M: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Dat... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Nalidixic Acid?

Depending on the reaction of the Nalidixic Acid after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Nalidixic Acid not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Nalidixic Acid addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Nalidixic Acid, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Nalidixic Acid consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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Three visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Nalidixic Acid drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Nalidixic Acid is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day2
66.7%
3 times in a day1
33.3%

Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Nalidixic Acid drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
201-500mg1
50.0%
11-50mg1
50.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Nalidixic Acid drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 week to notice the result from using Nalidixic Acid drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Nalidixic Acid need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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1 week1
100.0%

Visitor reported administration

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One visitor reported age

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> 601
100.0%

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