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how long before drinking alcohol after taking metronidazole

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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By the book, 10 days: The 'antabuse' (or disulfiram) effects of Metronidazole may last many days, in some cases as many as 10 days after a usual 7-10 day course of flagyl, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It could cause a very unpleasant "antabuse-like reaction." not dangerous, but no fun. Wait until at least 48 hours after your last dose.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: From personal experience as well as from patients who have done this, it is a very unpleasant and unnecessary experience. You are not likely to do it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Metronidazoe+alcohol: Do not combine the two: you cna end up with liver damage.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No : Avoid alcohol use for at least 3 days after completing Metronidazole regimen. Concurrent use can cause tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, paresthesia, ho ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Severe vomiting: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole , Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience Psychiatry
No: Flagyl or Metronidazole inhibits an enzyme that facilitates the metabolism of a byproduct of alcohol metabolism that causes all of those effects when ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Same: Depending on how much you drink, at least 48 hours.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No need to wait: Even though common advice is that alcohol can cause nausea and vomiting when mixed with metronidazole, in fact it doesn't happen, or so rarely it can ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Drinking on Flagyl: You should wait several days after your last pill. It you drink on Flagyl it is likely that you'll be nauseous and throw up.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: You should avoid alcohol while taking this med.

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