Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Nortam TZ Tablet

Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.

Nortam TZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Nortam TZ 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. Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Nortam TZ Tablet works

Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Nortam TZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Nortam TZ 400mg/600mg Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nortam TZ

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FAQs

Q. What is Nortam TZ?
Nortam TZ is a combination of two medicines: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. This medication is used to treat diarrhea caused due to infection. They work by killing the harmful microorganisms that cause infection. Together they help to treat infection more effectively.
Q. Can I stop taking Nortam TZ when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Nortam TZ and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Can Nortam TZ increase the risk of tendon rupture?
Yes, Nortam TZ is known to increase the risk of tendon rupture commonly in the achilles tendon. Tendon problems can happen in people of all ages who take Nortam TZ. Inform your health care provider if you hear or feel a snap or pop, have severe pain, rapid or immediate bruising after an accident, and are unable to use the affected arm or leg. This may indicate that you have a tendon rupture.
Q. Can the use of Nortam TZ cause metallic taste?
Yes, Nortam TZ can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Nortam TZ?
The use of Nortam TZ is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to norfloxacin or tinidazole or any other excipient present in the medicine. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons) or tendon rupture caused because of the use of ciprofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the quinolone group of antimicrobial agents. It is also avoided in patients with some neurological disorders.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Nortam TZ?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Nortam TZ and for at least 3 days after the dosage is completed. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram like reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.
Q. Can I take ORS solution with Nortam TZ?
Yes, you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) with Nortam TZ. ORS is a special combination of dry salts that is mixed with clean drinking water. It can help restore the fluids lost due to diarrhea. ORS packets or solution can be availed from the nearest pharmacy, shop or from our website.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Nortam TZ can lead to increased side effects. Nortam TZ takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of diarrhea which is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Nortam TZ?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 28th Sep 2018.
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