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Composition for NORDEX


food interaction for NORDEX

alcohol interaction for NORDEX

pregnancy interaction for NORDEX

lactation interaction for NORDEX

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nordex eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Norfloxacin is used in the treatment of adults with urinary tract infections, both uncomplicated (cystitis) and complicated urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea), genital infection, prostate infection (prostatitis), infections of the stomach or intestines (travelers’ diarrhea) and eye infection. It acts by inhibiting bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis and thus, killing the bacteria.

How it works

Norfloxacin belongs to class of drugs called flouroquinolone antibiotics. Norfloxacin inhibits bacterial reproduction by inhibiting DNA formation, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Decreased urination, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Itching, Urticaria, Shortness of breath, Anxiety, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Blisters on skin, Convulsion, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of consciousness, Fainting, Restlessness, Stomach cramp, Tachycardia, Tremor, Uncoordinated body movements, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Weakness, Fever, Confusion, Hallucination, Heartburn, Nausea


Dexamethasone is used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer.

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Psychosis, Extremes of being happy or sad, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Behavioual changes, Burning sensation, Delusion, Suicidal thoughts, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Hallucination, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased hair growth, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased appetite, Increased blood pressure, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Irregular menstrual cycle, Irritation, Blurred vision, Itching, Salt and water retention, Swelling, Weight gain, Fluid retention, Tendon rupture, Thinning of bones, Fracture, Stinging sensation


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Expert advice for NORDEX

  • Avoid  norfloxacin if you have  known history of muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis). It may further increase the muscle weakness.
  • Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate -may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, heart pounding, and anxiety.
  • Drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking norfloxacin.
  • Do not start or continue the norfloxacin and consult your doctor if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light (tanning beds and sunlamps) and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Norfloxacin may make your skin sensitive to sunlight or ultraviolet light. If your skin becomes reddened, swollen, or blistered, consult your doctor.
  • Take norfloxacin at least one hour before or at least two hours after taking antacids (aluminum or magnesium hydroxide), didanosine, sucralfate, supplements or multivitamins that contain iron or zinc, meal or ingestion of milk and/or other dairy products. 
  • Norfloxacin can cause dizziness and light-headedness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
  • Norfloxacin is associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. it should be used carefully in patients over 60 years of age, in patients taking steroids corticosteroid drugs, in patients with kidney, heart or lung transplants to minimize this risk.

Frequently asked questions for NORDEX


Q. Is norfloxacin/ norflox tz/ norflox 400/ norilet/ norilet 400 same as ciprofloxacin?
No, however they belong to same class of medication called as fluoroquinolones and act by same mechanism but differ in absorption, metabolism and excretion.
Q. Is norfloxacin/ norflox tz/ norflox 400/ norilet/ norilet 400 same as penicillin/broad spectrum antibiotic?
No, they belong to same class of medication called as fluoroquinolones and they act by different mechanism.
 Q. Is norfloxacin/ norflox tz/ norflox 400/ norilet/ norilet 400 used for treatment of diarrhea and UTI?
Yes, however it depends on microorganism involved and effectiveness. Always consult your doctor on this regards.
Q. Is norfloxacin sulfa based / a penicillin/ an antibiotic?
No. Norfloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha.


Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No.  Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids.
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.
Q. Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding.
Q. Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable.
Q. Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs.
Q. Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination.
Q. Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor.
Q. What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)