NORFLOX OZ LB TABLET

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Composition FOR NORFLOX OZ LB

Ornidazole(500mg),Norfloxacin(400mg),Lactobacillus(NA)

food interaction for NORFLOX OZ LB

alcohol interaction for NORFLOX OZ LB

pregnancy interaction for NORFLOX OZ LB

lactation interaction for NORFLOX OZ LB

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Norflox oz lb tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Norflox oz lb tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR NORFLOX OZ LB

Ornidazole(500mg)

Uses

Ornidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste.
Norfloxacin(400mg)

Uses

Norfloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Norfloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Lactobacillus(NA)

Uses

Lactobacillus is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.

How it works

Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amount, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (microorganisms) in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics or due to intestinal infections.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Bloating.

SUBSTITUTES FOR NORFLOX OZ LB

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Expert advice FOR NORFLOX OZ LB

  • Swallow the tablet whole with water.
  • Take the tablets during or immediately after a meal. 
  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, kidney or liver disease.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding before taking this medicine.
  • Do not take ornidazole on an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.
  • Do not take the medicine if you intend to drive a vehicle or operate machinery immediately after having ornidazole.

Frequently asked questions FOR NORFLOX OZ LB

Ornidazole

Q. Is ornidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, ornidazole is an antibiotic and is a nitroimidazole derivative. It is active against anaerobic organisms and microbes like giardia, entamoeba, and trichomonas. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. What does ornidazole treat?
Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginal infection), trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and infections due to anaerobic bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Is ornidazole safe in lactation?
It is not known whether ornidazole passes into the human milk or not. It is advisable that you should not take ornidazole if you are breastfeeding or breastfeeding should be stopped. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding.
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Q. Is ornidazole safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the safety of ornidazole when used in pregnancy. So, it is advisable that the drug should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are pregnant.
Q. Are ornidazole and metronidazole the same?
Both ornidazole and metronidazole belong to the same class of drugs and are nitroimidazole derivatives. They have a similar mechanism of action and are active against similar microbes. However, ornidazole has a longer half-life, so it is given once a day and also has lesser side effects compared to metronidazole. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
Ornidazole has not shown to cause any carcinogenic effect in humans. Talk to your doctor in case you have any further concerns regarding the same.
Q. Is ornidazole safe?
Ornidazole is a safe medicine if taken in the dose for a duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. How long does ornidazole take to work?
After oral administration, ornidazole is rapidly absorbed and takes less than three hours to reach peak concentrations in the blood. It is well distributed in the tissues.

Norfloxacin

Q. Is norfloxacin an antibiotic?
Yes, norfloxacin is an antibiotic and belongs to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolones.
Q. What does norfloxacin treat?
Norfloxacin is used to treat upper and lower, complicated and uncomplicated, acute and chronic urinary tract infections which includes infections of the urinary bladder, prostate, kidney and infections associated with the surgery of these organs caused by bacteria which can be killed by norfloxacin. Please take advice of your doctor before starting antibiotics for any infections.
Q. Is norfloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin belong to the same class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones and act by the same mechanism, however, they are not same, they are active against different bacteria and they behave differently in the body.
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Q. Is norfloxacin same as penicillin?
No, norfloxacin is not same as penicillin. They are two different medicines and belong to two different class of medicines. Norfloxacin belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones and penicillin belongs to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics.
Q. Is norfloxacin used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Yes, norfloxacin is indicated for the treatment urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the infection should be properly identified by the doctor before the start of any antibiotics.
Q. Is norfloxacin used to treat diarrhea?
No, norfloxacin is not indicated to treat diarrhea unless advised by your doctor.
Q. Is norfloxacin safe during pregnancy?
The safe use of norfloxacin in pregnant women has not been established. There have been reports of harmful effects in the animal studies on the fetus. It is therefore not recommended to use norfloxacin during pregnancy.
Q. Is norfloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
It is not known whether norfloxacin is excreted in human milk. It is not recommended to use norfloxacin during breastfeeding.
Q. Is norfloxacin a penicillin?
No, norfloxacin is not a penicillin. Norfloxacin belongs to a class of medicines known as fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with ibuprofen?
Combined use of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID; pain killer) with a quinolone may increase the risk of central nervous system (brain) stimulation and seizures (fits). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as ibuprofen belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and norfloxacin is a quinolone and hence effects on the brain may occur.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with paracetamol?
Combined use of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID; pain killer) with a quinolone may increase the risk of central nervous system (brain) stimulation and seizures (fits). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as paracetamol belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and norfloxacin is a quinolone and hence effects on the brain may occur.<br>
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with dimenhydrinate?
Norfloxacin can be taken with dimenhydrinate. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.<br>
Q. Can I take norfloxacin with food?
Norfloxacin should be taken at least one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take norfloxacin with a glass of water. Drink plenty of fluids while taking norfloxacin.
Q. Can I take norfloxacin for chest infection?
No, it is not recommended to take norfloxacin for treating a chest infection. Please consult a doctor for the treatment of your chest infections, so that antibiotics can be given as per the underlying infections.
Q. Does norfloxacin contain sulphur?
No, norfloxacin does not contain sulphur.
Q. Does norfloxacin affect birth control?
Norfloxacin does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between norfloxacin and oral birth control pills. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine if you are taking birth control pills as you may need to use extra protection.
Q. Does norfloxacin treat typhoid?
No, norfloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid.
Q. Does norfloxacin cause constipation?
No, norfloxacin has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this side effect while taking norfloxacin.
Q. Does norfloxacin treat chlamydia infections?
No, norfloxacin is not active against the chlamydia group of organisms, hence it is not used to treat infections caused by chlamydia.
Q. Does norfloxacin expire?
Yes, norfloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Lactobacillus

Q. Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good' bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria
Q. Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same
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Q. Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria
Q. Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile
Q. Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina
Q. Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established
Q. How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor
Q. Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics
Q. Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use
Q. Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI)
Q. Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism)
Q. Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)