Nalidixic Acid

Nalidixic Acid- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugNalidixic Acid is an Anti-Infective drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Nalidixic Acid is used for
1. Urinary-tract infections
2. Shigellosis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications1. Hypersensitivity
2. Children <3 years age
3. porphyria convulsive disorder
Precautions1. History of epilepsy or conditions that
predispose to seizures
2. G-6-PD deficiency
3. Myasthenia gravis
4. Pregnancy
5. Lactation
6. avoid exposure to excessive
7. Hepatic impairment
8. renal impairment
9. false-positive urinary glucose
Adverse Effects 1. Nausea
2. Vomiting
3. Dizziness
4. Ataxia
5. Dyspepsia
6. Abdominal pain
7. Weakness
8. Sleep disorders
9. Photosensitivity,
10. Hypersensitivity reactions
11. Angioedema
12. Arthralgia
13. Interstitial nephritis and hepatic dysfunction
14. Neurological or hypersensitive reactions.
Pregnancy Category C

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