NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION

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Composition for NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION

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Primarily used for

Bacterial Infections, parasitic infections
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25.72
30 ML in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION

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Uses of Metronidazole

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

Common

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste.

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How to use Metronidazole

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Avoid Norspan m 100 mg/100 mg suspension with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.

How NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION works

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.
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Uses of Norfloxacin

Norfloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Norfloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Norfloxacin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Avoid Norspan m 100 mg/100 mg suspension with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.

How NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION works

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

In Depth Information on NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION

Expert advice for Metronidazole

  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • If you are using Metronidazole in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.
  • You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.

Expert advice for Norfloxacin

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Norspan m 100 mg/100 mg suspension may cause symptoms such a
s flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Norspan m 100 mg/100 mg suspension 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
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Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions .

Do not drive,operate machinery.
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Kidney
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Caution should be exercised with impaired Renal function.
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Liver
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There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for NORSPAN M 100 MG/100 MG SUSPENSION

Frequently asked questions for Metronidazole

Q. What is metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. What is metronidazole used for?
Metronidazole is active against anaerobic bacteria and can be used to treat infections of the blood, brain, lung, bones, genital tract, pelvic area, stomach and intestines, gum ulcers and other dental infections, infected leg ulcers, and pressure sores and to prevent infections after surgery.
Q. Is metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is metronidazole a pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting birth control (contraception) as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor to confirm before taking the two medicines together as you may require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole.<br>
Q. Is metronidazole an over the counter (OTC) product?
No, metronidazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.
Q. Can metronidazole cause vomiting?
Vomiting has been reported as a side effect with metronidazole. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if vomiting occurs while you are taking metronidazole.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for yeast (fungal) infection?
Metronidazole is not active against yeast (fungal) infections, hence not recommended to be used for yeast infections.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for chest infection?
Yes, metronidazole can be taken for chest infections only once the cause of infection is diagnosed and the antibiotics are recommended by your doctor.
Q. can I take metronidazole for a sinus infection?
Metronidazole can be used for anaerobic sinus infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the cause of infection must be diagnosed by a doctor before starting the treatment.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for chlamydia?
Metronidazole is not active against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for chlamydia. Antibiotics should be taken only as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for kidney infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of kidney infection only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for bronchitis?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of bronchitis and antibiotics are needed for the same.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for diarrhea?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of diarrhea only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for a sore throat?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of a sore throat. It is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for the ear infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. So, it can be used for ear infection only if it is caused by anaerobic bacteria. Please consult your doctor in case antibiotics are needed as the antibiotics should be used only once the cause of infection is properly diagnosed.
Q. Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy?
Metronidazole has been found to be safe in animal studies during pregnancy. However, it should be avoided in pregnancy except if recommended by a doctor as its effects on the human fetus (unborn baby) are not known.
Q. Is metronidazole steroid?
Metronidazole is not a steroid. It is an antibiotics which acts by killing bacteria.
Q. Is metronidazole carcinogenic?
There is no evidence of metronidazole showing carcinogenicity in humans. However, it has shown cancer like growth in mouse and rat studies. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions related to this.
Q. Is metronidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Is metronidazole safe while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to breastfeed if you are taking metronidazole as some amounts of metronidazole is secreted in the milk. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may decide whether you should stop taking metronidazole or stop breastfeeding.
Q. Is metronidazole bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Metronidazole is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Can I take metronidazole without food?
Metronidazole should not be taken without food. It should be taken with food or after food.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with doxycycline?
Metronidazole can be taken with doxycycline as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with food?
Metronidazole can be taken with food or after food. It should be swallowed with water, not chewed.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with milk?
There are no recommendations on if metronidazole should be taken with milk or not. However, it can be taken with food or after food.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with azithromycin?
Metronidazole can be taken with azithromycin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with tramadol?
Metronidazole can be taken with tramadol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with alcohol?
Alcohol should be avoided when taking metronidazole. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after metronidazole therapy as it may cause an unpleasant side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, falling blood pressure, uneasiness, weakness, and blurred vision.
Q. can I take metronidazole with paracetamol?
Metronidazole can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with fluconazole?
Metronidazole can be taken with fluconazole as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with gabapentin?
Metronidazole can be taken with gabapentin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does metronidazole delay your period?
Metronidazole is not known to delay monthly period. Consult your doctor if it occurs while taking metronidazole.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
No, metronidazole is not shown to affect birth control. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does metronidazole make you fertile?
Metronidazole plays no role in the treatment of infertility. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does metronidazole cause dark urine?
Dark urine has been reported to be an uncommon side effect with metronidazole. If you develop dark urine, talk to your doctor immediately. you may need to stop the medicine.
Q. Does metronidazole cause constipation?
Yes, metronidazole may cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you have constipation during metronidazole therapy.
Q. Does metronidazole contain sulfa?
Metronidazole is not a sulfa-containing drug.
Q. Does metronidazole make you feel tired?
Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of metronidazole. In case you experience tiredness while taking metronidazole. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does metronidazole cause nausea?
There have been reports that metronidazole may cause nausea. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if nausea occurs and persists for a long time when you are taking metronidazole.
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Frequently asked questions for 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.
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.
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