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How long should I wait to drink after taking metronidazole

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: The fear that alcohol might cause nausea and vomiting in people taking metronidazole turns out to be entirely wrong. There is no interaction between t... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Wait 72hrs: I always recommend my patients wait 72hrs before any alcohol intake after taking Flagyl.
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Drinking on Flagyl: You should wait several days after your finished your last Flagyl before having alcohol.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Staert it today: You can safely start it today as long as you dont drink today and during the full course.Good luck.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Metronidazole: With a half-life of 8 hours, a period of 40-48 hrs will be adequate to reduce the serum levels to those that will not be likely to interact symptomati... Read More
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Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Bad combination!: If you are taking metronidazole, you are absolutely not supposed to have any alcohol for at least 48 hours after your last Metronidazole dose. If you ... Read More
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Dr. Rakesh Gupta
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No: Metronidazole can block the enzyme useful for its metabolism, see disulfiran.

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