Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Brand name: Noroxin Generic name: Norfloxacino , Norquinol Why is Noroxin prescribed? Noroxin is an antibacterial medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract, including cystitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection), prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), and certain sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea. Most important fact about Noroxin Noroxin is not given for the treatment of syphilis. When used in high doses for a short period of time to treat gonorrhea, it may actually mask or delay the symptoms of syphilis. Your doctor may perform certain tests for syphilis at the time of diagnosing gonorrhea, and after treatment with Noroxin. Noroxin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.