Nordys 200 Tablet

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Introduction

Nordys 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infectious diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

Nordys 200 Tablet can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. It should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.

Some people may develop side effects like vomiting, headache, dizziness, and nausea. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away. Your urine may become reddish in color due to this medicine. But, it is normal and harmless.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any liver, kidney or heart problems or if you are allergic to any medicine.

Uses of Nordys Tablet

  • Treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy

Benefits of Nordys Tablet

In Treatment of Hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy is a severe liver disease that can cause changes in brain function leading to confusion, tremors (shaking), sleep problems and loss of consciousness. Nordys 200 Tablet lowers the levels of ammonia-producing bacteria in the blood which has harmful effects on the brain. If taken as prescribed, this medicine can improve your brain function and reduce symptoms associated with hepatic encephalopathy.

Side effects of Nordys Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nordys

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How to use Nordys 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. Nordys 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nordys Tablet works

Nordys 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nordys 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nordys 200 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nordys 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Nordys 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nordys 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nordys 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nordys 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nordys 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Nordys 200 Tablet for the treatment of infectious diarrhea.
  • It should only be taken for a maximum of three days. If your symptoms do not improve after three days, inform your doctor. Do not take a second course of Nordys 200 Tablet.
  • It may cause reddish discoloration of urine. This is normal and harmless.
  • Stop taking Nordys 200 Tablet and inform your doctor if your diarrhoea gets worse or starts to contain blood or mucus.
  • Finish the full course of the medication, even if you feel better. Stopping the course early increases the risk of coming back of the infection.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Rifamycin derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
RNA polymerase inhibitors- Rifamycins

Patient concerns

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hepatic encephalopathy fro 12 October
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir as your case is a chronic case it requires long case taking, examination and regular follow up, therefore, please visit a homeopath so that he can examine you and guide you accordingly.
Jaundice liver cirrhosis. Hepatic encephalopathy and ascites not edema with Sodium 107. Can we use tolvaptone?
Dr. Gurpreet Singh
Physician
Sir consult a hepatologist
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User feedback


FAQs

Q. For how long should you take Nordys 200 Tablet?

The duration for which you may need to take Nordys 200 Tablet will depend upon the disease being treated. If it is prescribed for treatment of traveler's diarrhea, it is usually given for 3 days. When given for irritable bowel syndrome, it is usually given for 14 days.

Q. Can Nordys 200 Tablet cure IBS?

Taking Nordys 200 Tablet can help improve the symptoms and delay the recurrence of the disease. However, it is not sure whether it will cure the disease completely or not. It has been shown that Nordys 200 Tablet can help improve the symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and discomfort. Consult your doctor for exact details on the treatment of IBS.

Q. How long does Nordys 200 Tablet take to work for IBS?

Nordys 200 Tablet usually starts acting within 24 to 48 hours. The symptoms like diarrhea improve gradually after you start taking this medication. Usually, taking Nordys 200 Tablet for 2 weeks relieves the symptoms of IBS. Moreover, it has also been seen that this 2-week course of Nordys 200 Tablet provides relief for up to 10 weeks even after stopping the medication.

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