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Overview

Uses of Nortex TZ Tablet

Nortex TZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Heartburn

How to use Nortex 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. Nortex TZ Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Nortex TZ Tablet works

Nortex TZ Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Tinidazole, Norfloxacin, and Lactobacillus. Tinidazole is an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Norfloxacin is also an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Nortex TZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nortex TZ 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
Nortex TZ Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Nortex TZ 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.
Nortex TZ 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
Nortex TZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nortex TZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nortex TZ Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Nortex TZ Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nortex TZ Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • This combination medicine helps treat 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 Nortex TZ 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 this medicine 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, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nortex TZ

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Sir dysentery problem. Taken norflox tz 3 doze + ors. Please help me out.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
u taking right medicine
Fever ; severe diarrhea & vomiting
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Diabetes Specialist
norflox tz twice daily for 3 days and paracetamol 500 mg thrice daily after food for 3 days and omez d 20mg twice daily for 5 days before foodalso give 2-3 sachets of electrol powder daily till 3-4 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Nortex TZ?

Nortex TZ is a combination of three medicines: Tinidazole, Norfloxacin and Lactobacillus (probiotic). Tinidazole and Norfloxacin work by killing the harmful microorganisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat some infections more effectively than when taken alone. Lactobacillus helps to maintain the healthy bacteria in your stomach and intestine.

Q. Is it safe to use Nortex TZ?

Nortex TZ is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, metallic taste, heartburn, and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Nortex TZ cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Nortex TZ can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints or by brushing teeth after the meals.

Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Nortex TZ can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Nortex TZ?

The use of Nortex TZ is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to norfloxacin, tinidazole or any other excipient. It should also be preferably avoided in patients with history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis) or tendon rupture seen with the use of norfloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorders.

Q. Can Nortex TZ increase the risk of tendon rupture?

Yes, Nortex TZ contains Norfloxacin, which 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 Nortex 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, you may have a tendon rupture.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Nortex TZ?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Nortex TZ when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Nortex TZ and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Nortex TZ as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

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