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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 54 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 50 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.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Wait 72hrs: I always recommend my patients wait 72hrs before any alcohol intake after taking Flagyl.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Drinking on Flagyl: You should wait several days after your finished your last Flagyl before having alcohol.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Same: Depending on how much you drink, at least 48 hours.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 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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A member asked:
Dr. Rakesh Gupta
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: Metronidazole can block the enzyme useful for its metabolism, see disulfiran.
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A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Disulfiram reaction: It is recommended to avoid alcohol when taking metronidazole and atleast 48 hours after completing the treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: You should avoid alcohol while taking this med.
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