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pregnancy interaction for NORSTREP
lactation interaction for NORSTREP
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.
SALT INFORMATION for NORSTREP
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for NORSTREPNo substitutes found
Expert advice for NORSTREP
- 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 NORSTREP
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.Is Loperamide safe?
Loperamide is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q.What is loperamide/Imodium/Eldoper used for?
Loperamide/Imodium/Eldoper is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease
Q.Can it be used for IBS?
It may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use
Q.Can I take loperamide with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Loperamide may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Loperamide might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use
Q.Does loperamide help in opiate withdrawal?
Loperamide is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same
Q.Is loperamide addictive?
No. Loperamide is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug
Q.Is it banned or available as over-the-counter drug?
It is not banned but available over the counter in India
Q.Can loperamide/ Impodium be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Loperamide may benefit few cases of stomach cramps or nausea associated with diarrhea. It is sometimes used for stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea. It is not used for gas. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.