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Question: Is stomach ache related to Norfloxacin?

 Myst - Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:08 am

I got food poisoning about a month ago and it got better however the fatigue continued and nauseau and I felt like I couldn't even walk for10 minutes. I also had strong back pain which was diagnosed as a lumbago. I got some blood tests which resulted in evidence of Salmonella and also elevated creatine at 1.13. My doctor diagnosed Norfloxacin at 400mg twice a day but I am experiencing severe smach cramps and pain. I was wondering if I should stop taking this medication?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:13 am

User avatar Hello,While mild stomach pains do occur commonly as side effect of norfloxacillin,stomach cramps associated diarrhea whether it is watery or bloody has to be viewed with caution since it can be a heralding sign of pseudo-membranous colitis a severe complication of antibiotic therapy.
So it would be prudent to consult your doctor who can modify the treatment given if he feels that it is necessary.
Best wishes.

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