Nordys 550 Tablet

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    Nordys 550 Tablet Information

    Nordys 550 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy. Secondary and off-label uses of Nordys 550 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Nordys 550 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Nordys 550 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Flatulence, Bloating or fullness, Constipation. While these are the most often observed Nordys 550 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Nordys 550 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    In addition, Nordys 550 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Nordys 550 Tablet related warnings talks about Nordys 550 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Nordys 550 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Nordys 550 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Nordys 550 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Nordys 550 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Nordys 550 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Nordys 550 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 200 g
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Traveler's Diarrhea
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: 3 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Nordys 550 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Nordys 550 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Nordys can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Nordys 550 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Nordys may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Nordys should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Nordys 550 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Nordys is not harmful for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Nordys 550 Tablet on the Liver?


      Nordys may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Nordys 550 Tablet on the Heart?


      You can take Nordys without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Nordys 550 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Nordys 550 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Nordys 550 Tablet

    • Is this Nordys 550 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Nordys 550 Tablet is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Nordys 550 Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Nordys 550 Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Nordys 550 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Nordys 550 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Nordys 550 Tablet


      You can take Nordys 550 Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Nordys 550 Tablet


      Information about the interaction of Nordys 550 Tablet and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Nordys 550 Tablet

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can Nordys cause orange urine?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Nordys may cause orange urine because it is an analog of rifampicin. This side effect is reversible and unharmful in nature which goes away after discontinuation of this drug.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Nordys cause constipation?

    Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Nordys might cause constipation in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this medicine. If you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug, then try to eat fibre rich food, take laxatives and digestive enzyme supplements that might be helpful in reducing constipation.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Nordys without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    No, Nordys is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, hence do not take this drug without consulting doctor to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without the doctor's advice.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Is Nordys a penicillin?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Nordys is not a penicillin. It contains rifaximin which is a broad spectrum antibiotic and an analog of rifampicin. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea (TD), hepatic encephalopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Nordys on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Discontinuing Nordys on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xifaxan® (rifaximin)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 681-683

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1096-1097

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