Nor-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 Nor-TZ when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Nor-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 Nor-TZ increase the risk of tendon rupture?
Yes, Nor-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 Nor-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 Nor-TZ cause metallic taste?
Yes, Nor-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 Nor-TZ?
The use of Nor-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 Nor-TZ?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Nor-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 Nor-TZ?
Yes, you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) with Nor-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 Nor-TZ can lead to increased side effects. Nor-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 Nor-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.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Nor-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 Nor-TZ when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Nor-TZ 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 Nor-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.