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    Norfloxacin + Tinidazole

    Information about Norfloxacin + Tinidazole

    Norfloxacin + tinidazole uses

    Norfloxacin+Tinidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.

    How norfloxacin + tinidazole works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of norfloxacin + tinidazole

    Nausea, Dryness in mouth, Metallic taste, Headache
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    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Norfloxacin + Tinidazole

    • 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 Norfloxacin + Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin + Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin + Tinidazole

    Norfloxacin + Tinidazole

    Q. What is Norfloxacin+Tinidazole?

    Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole when my symptoms are relieved?

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

    Q. Can Norfloxacin+Tinidazole increase the risk of tendon rupture?

    Yes, Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole. 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole cause metallic taste?

    Yes, Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole?

    The use of Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole?

    No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole?

    Yes, you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) with Norfloxacin+Tinidazole. 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole can lead to increased side effects. Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole?

    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.

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

    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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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 Norfloxacin+Tinidazole 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)