burning or tingling sensation, double vision; itching; numbness, convulsions, nausea, decrease in ability to sense pain, changes in color vision, severe allergic reactions ; blurred or decreased vision, temperature, vomiting, or body position, drowsiness, redness, feeling of a whirling motion, pain, stomach pain or discomfort, Diarrhea, or swelling of a tendon, dizziness, rash, weakness., headache
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is nalidixic acid safe in pregnancy?
Nalidixic acid should not be used in pregnancy or by those who plan to become pregnant as it is highly unsafe for the growing baby.
Q. Is it safe to use nalidixic acid during breastfeeding?
Nalidixic acid is not safe for the baby and should not be used by women who are breastfeeding.
Q. Is nalidixic acid an antibiotic / quinolone / broad spectrum / fluoroquinolone?
Yes, Nalidixic acid is a broad spectrum quinolone antibiotic.
Q. How does nalidixic acid work/ inhibit bacterial growth /inhibit DNA synthesis?
It works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. It does this by entering the bacterial cells and inhibiting a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.
Q. What does nalidixic acid target?
It stops the production of essential proteins needed by bacteria.
Q. How does nalidixic acid inhibit DNA synthesis?
Nalidixic acid acts by inhibiting DNA synthesis, probably by interfering with DNA polymerisation.