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Nalidixic Acid

Nalidixic Acid Information

Nalidixic Acid Benefits & Uses

Nalidixic Acid is used to treat the following -

Nalidixic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Nalidixic Acid

Nalidixic Acid

Nalidixic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Nalidixic Acid is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Gastric Irritation
  3. Rash
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Vertigo Moderate
  6. Blurred vision
  7. Headache Moderate
  8. Visual Disturbance
  9. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Nalidixic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Nalidixic Acid safe for pregnant women?

Nalidixic Acid can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Nalidixic Acid right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.


Is the use of Nalidixic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

Nalidixic Acid is completely safe for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Nalidixic Acid on the Kidneys?

Nalidixic Acid may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.


What is the effect of Nalidixic Acid on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Nalidixic Acid on liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Nalidixic Acid on the Heart?

You can take Nalidixic Acid without any fear of damage to heart.


Severe Interaction of Nalidixic Acid with Other Drugs

Nalidixic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Nalidixic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Nalidixic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Liver Cirrhosis
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Ulcerative Colitis
  7. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Frequently asked Questions about Nalidixic Acid

Is this Nalidixic Acid habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Nalidixic Acid has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Nalidixic Acid as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, the use of Nalidixic Acid is considered safe.


Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Nalidixic Acid for mental disorders.


Nalidixic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Nalidixic Acid

You can take Nalidixic Acid with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Nalidixic Acid

Information about the interaction of Nalidixic Acid and alcohol is not available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; NegGram® Caplets (nalidixic acid)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 709