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Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics that effectively treats diarrhea and dysentery. It kills the microorganisms to treat the infection.


Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, dryness of mouth, stomach upset, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease it is advised to consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. It is strictly advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Embenor TZ Tablet

Side effects of Embenor TZ Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Metallic taste
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Embenor TZ Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Embenor TZ Tablet works

Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Embenor TZ 400 mg/600 mg Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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I am getting itches in my latrine area. Which report should be removed for this. Is this possible because of worms in my latrine? Can u suggest me any medicine for this?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take norflox tz twcie daily for 3 daysand one tablet of albendazole 400 mg only once
I have diarrhea and for last one day i have water stools, and vomiting. And 101 fever also
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Norflox TZ twice daily for 3 daysCALPOL 500 mg twice daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Embenor TZ?

Embenor TZ is a combination of two medicines: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. This medication is used to treat diarrhea caused due to infection. They work by killing the harmful microorganisms that cause infection. Together they help to treat infection more effectively.

Q. Can I stop taking Embenor TZ when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Embenor TZ and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can Embenor TZ increase the risk of tendon rupture?

Yes, Embenor TZ is known to increase the risk of tendon rupture commonly in the achilles tendon. Tendon problems can happen in people of all ages who take Embenor TZ. Inform your health care provider if you hear or feel a snap or pop, have severe pain, rapid or immediate bruising after an accident, and are unable to use the affected arm or leg. This may indicate that you have a tendon rupture.

Q. Can the use of Embenor TZ cause metallic taste?

Yes, Embenor TZ can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Embenor TZ?

The use of Embenor TZ is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to norfloxacin or tinidazole or any other excipient present in the medicine. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons) or tendon rupture caused because of the use of ciprofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the quinolone group of antimicrobial agents. It is also avoided in patients with some neurological disorders.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Embenor TZ?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Embenor TZ and for at least 3 days after the dosage is completed. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram like reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can I take ORS solution with Embenor TZ?

Yes, you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) with Embenor TZ. ORS is a special combination of dry salts that is mixed with clean drinking water. It can help restore the fluids lost due to diarrhea. ORS packets or solution can be availed from the nearest pharmacy, shop or from our website.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Embenor TZ can lead to increased side effects. Embenor TZ takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of diarrhea which is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Embenor TZ?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Embenor TZ?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Embenor TZ when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Embenor TZ and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Embenor TZ as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

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References
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