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Metronidazole + Norfloxacin

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Metronidazole + Norfloxacin Uses

Metronidazole+Norfloxacin is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.

How Metronidazole + Norfloxacin works

Metronidazole + Norfloxacin is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Norfloxacin. Metronidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Common side effects of Metronidazole + Norfloxacin

Nausea, Headache, Dryness in mouth, Metallic taste
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Expert advice for Metronidazole + Norfloxacin

  • 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 Metronidazole + Norfloxacin 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 Metronidazole + Norfloxacin 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.

Frequently asked questions for Metronidazole + Norfloxacin

Metronidazole + Norfloxacin

Q. Can the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin cause dryness in mouth?

Yes, the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can I take Metronidazole+Norfloxacin while breastfeeding?

Metronidazole+Norfloxacin should be used with caution in nursing mothers as metronidazole passes into breast milk and could give the milk a bitter taste. Although it is not generally expected to be harmful, but you should always consult your doctor before taking Metronidazole+Norfloxacin.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Metronidazole+Norfloxacin should not to be taken?

The use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Metronidazole+Norfloxacin?

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 take alcohol while taking Metronidazole+Norfloxacin?

Alcohol should not be consumed while taking this medicine as it may lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness and lightheadedness.

Q. Can I stop taking Metronidazole+Norfloxacin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Metronidazole+Norfloxacin and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Metronidazole+Norfloxacin 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.

Q. Can the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin 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. Can the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Metronidazole+Norfloxacin can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

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