Nalidixic acid

Generic Medicine Info
Should be taken with food.
Hypersensitivity. History of convulsive disorders or porphyria. Infants <3 mth. Severe renal impairment.
Special Precautions
Hepatic or moderate renal impairment, severe cerebral arteriosclerosis, G6PD deficiency. Monitor blood counts, renal and hepatic function for treatment >2 wk. Children <18 yr. Elderly. Avoid exposure to sunlight or sunlamps. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain; photosensitivity reactions, allergic rash, urticaria, pruritus; visual disturbances, headache, dizziness or vertigo, drowsiness, confusion, depression, excitement, hallucinations, toxic psychoses or convulsions (especially after large doses), intracranial hypertension (especially in infants and young children), metabolic acidosis; peripheral neuropathies, muscular weakness, myalgia; arthralgia, tendon damage; cholestatic jaundice, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia.
Potentially Fatal: Erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome; anaphylactoid reactions. Auto-immune haemolytic anaemia (particularly in elderly patients).
Drug Interactions
Absorption reduced by sucralfate, and divalent and trivalent cations e.g. aluminium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc. Excretion reduced and plasma concentrations increased with probenecid. Reduced effects with chloramphenicol, nitrofurantoin, tetracycline.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01MB02 - nalidixic acid ; Belongs to the class of other quinolones. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
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