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How long do you have to wait to drink alcohol after taking metronidazole

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: You should avoid alcohol while taking this med.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
A Verified Doctoranswered
19 years experience
72 hours: My usual answer to that is 72 hours, just to be totally sure that the drug has cleared completely out of your system. I'd rather be safe than sorry w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be ok: Can't think of any reason why not. Everything in moderation
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No for 48 hours: Manufacturers are advising to abstain from alcohol for 48 hours after stopping metronidazole.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
A Verified Doctoranswered
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In theory, there may: be a reaction since some metronidazole may be absorbed into the bloodstream through the vaginal mucosa. When it occurs, it's unpleasant to be sure. ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Respect the "package insert" about not using alcohol while on "topical metronidazole", but ask your dermatologist or physician who prescribed the topi... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Even oral metronidazole is entirely safe with alcohol. It was long believed the two together could cause nausea and vomiting, but that is now known to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming a... Read More