A 47-year-old member asked:
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i'm wondering how long should i wait before drinking alcohol after taking metronidazole?

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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, and the potential to get nausea, vomiting, flushing, severe headache and even fainting from an antabuse-reaction may be present for that long.
Answered on Jul 21, 2017
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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Same: Depending on how much you drink, at least 48 hours.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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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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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
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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Not yet: You should wait 48 hours.

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