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Nortini Lb Tab

By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 63.00
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Norfloxacin + Tinidazole
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Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic

Medical Description

Nortini Lb Tablet contains a combination of Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. This medicine is used to treat diarrhoea caused due to bacteria, amoeba or mixed organisms. It should be avoided if you are allergic to it or you develop swelling, or pain in your limbs which is associated with the use of similar medicines. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Take this medicine as directed by your doctor. The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, dry mouth, stomach pain or discomfort, constipation and weakness. These side effects are mostly temporary, but if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor immediately. Inform your doctor about all the medicines and supplements you are taking and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine. Nortini Lb Tablet is not recommended in patients below 18 years of age.
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Uses of Nortini Lb Tab

Nortini Lb Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea caused by infections due to bacteria, amoeba or mixed organisms.

Contraindications of Nortini Lb Tab

  • If you are allergic to this tablet or any other components of it.
  • If you have a history of a tendon (tissue joining muscle to bone) infection or tendon rupture or damage with any medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a brain and nerves-related problem.
  • If you have a history or any disorder related to blood.
  • If you are suffering from muscle weakness due to myasthenia gravis.

Side effects of Nortini Lb Tab

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Body pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Acidity or heartburn
  • Metallic taste or change in taste
  • Loss of appetite, weakness
  • Skin rash or itching

Precautions and Warnings of Nortini Lb Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nortini Lb Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Nortini Lb Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety in human pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Nortini Lb Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Nortini Lb Tablet passes into human milk and could harm the breastfed baby. Hence, this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Nortini Lb Tablet?
A:
Nortini Lb Tablet may make you dizzy and feel sleepy; you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nortini Lb Tablet?
A:
Alcohol and other preparations containing ethanol or propylene glycol should be avoided during treatment with Nortini Lb Tablet and 3 days following the treatment. It may produce symptoms like stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, and skin redness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have tendon or nerve problems.
  • You have a condition that causes muscle weakness.
  • You have problems with your heart like irregular heartbeats, abnormal heart rhythm, and slow heartbeat.
  • You have problems with your kidney, liver or lung.
  • You are pregnant or are planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding.
  • You have fits, restlessness, light-headedness, confusion, and hallucinations or are suffering from a brain disorder.
  • You have rheumatoid arthritis or a history of joint issues.
  • You have a condition of glucose-6­ phosphate dehydrogenase.
  • You must avoid being in the sunlight for too long as Nortini Lb Tablet may make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • You are above 60 years of age, as older people may be at the risk of developing tendon disorders like tendon rupture.
  • Patient on this treatment should drink enough water to keep the body hydrated as this medicine increases the chances of crystal formation in urine.
  • Nortini Lb Tablet is not recommended in patients below 18 years of age as their safety and efficacy have not been established.

Mode of Action of Nortini Lb Tab

How Does It Work?

  • The combination of Nortini Lb Tablet kills bacteria and protozoa that are responsible for diarrhoea. Norfloxacin is an antibiotic that damages the bacterial DNA and eventually kills them. It helps in clearing different types of bacterial infections.
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  • Tinidazole is an antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent that produces free radicals and damages the cells and DNA of protozoa.

Directions for Use of Nortini Lb Tab

Swallow Nortini Lb Tablet as a whole with sufficient water. Do not break, cut or chew this medicine. You should take this medicine regularly at a fixed time and as directed by your doctor. Do not consume it more than the quantity prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Nortini Lb Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of this tablet along with Theophylline, may cause headache, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, fits, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, shaking, and fast heart rate.
  • Concomitant use with blood thinners like warfarin, coumadin, etc. may enhance the effects of these medicines.
  • The use of antidiabetics like Glyburide, along with this medicine, can affect your blood sugar level. The doctor may ask you to monitor blood sugar level regularly.
  • Multivitamins (containing iron, & zinc), antacids, sucralfate, and didanosine should not be consumed together with this medicine. These medicines should be taken either 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking this tablet.
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  • Concomitant use of Nortini Lb Tablet along with Nitrofurantoin (used to treat infection) is not recommended as it may alter the effects of Norfloxacin.
  • Concomitant use of this tablet along with NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc.), may increase the risk of having fits or seizures. Hence, it should be used with caution.
  • You should be cautious when taking this tablet along with caffeine, Clozapine, Ropinirole, Tacrine and Tizanidine.
  • Medicines like Phenobarbital, Phenytoin (used in epilepsy), Rifampin (used in tuberculosis), Cholestyramine (used to decrease blood cholesterol levels), Oxytetracycline (used in infections) decreases the effectiveness of Nortini Lb Tablet.
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  • Medicines like Cimetidine (used in stomach and intestinal ulcers) and Ketoconazole (fungal infections) increases the chances of side effects of Nortini Lb Tablet in the body.
  • Other medicines like Cyclosporine, Probenecid, Erythromycin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Fluorouracil, Indapamide, Digoxin, and Lithium should be used cautiously along with Nortini Lb Tablet.

Interactions with food items

Nortini Lb Tablets should be taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or ingestion of milk and/or other dairy products.

Storage and disposal of Nortini Lb Tab

Store Nortini Lb Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children and pets. Do not use this medicine once the expiry date has passed. Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush it in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
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Dosage of Nortini Lb Tab

Overdose

In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

It would help if you never missed your dose of Nortini Lb Tablet as it may lead to treatment failure. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Nortini Lb Tablet used for?

A: Nortini Lb Tablet is used to treat infectious diarrhoea caused by bacterial, amoebic, or mixed organisms.

Q: Can a diabetic patient take Nortini Lb Tablet?

A: There are chances of a decrease in blood glucose levels with Nortini Lb Tablet. Hence, you should always consult your doctor before using this medicine in diabetic patients.

Q: Can I have Nortini Lb Tablet during the 9th month of pregnancy?

A: Nortini Lb Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy, as there is limited information about its safety and efficacy. You should always consult a doctor before starting any medicine and should avoid self-medicating.

Q: Can Nortini Lb Tablet be taken for the long term?

A: No, these tablets should only be consumed for the duration advised by your doctor. If you use it for more or less duration than prescribed, there are chances that the next dose of this medicine won’t be effective due to bacteria's development of resistance.

Q: What is Nortini Lb Tablet?

A: Nortini Lb Tablet is a combination of medicines, Tinidazole, Norfloxacin, and Lactic acid bacillus. It is used to treat diarrhoea, caused due to an infection. It works by killing the bacteria and protozoa responsible for diarrhoea and maintaining the healthy bacteria in the intestine.
Last Updated on: 22 Mar 2021 | 05:22 PM (IST)
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