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is it possible to not get sick from drinking alcohol while taking flagyl?

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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 drinking alcohol on top of flagyl: flushing, discomfort, nausea, etc. It is best to finish your course of flagyl, wait about a week and you resume drinking alcohol responsibly.
Answered on Jul 4, 2018
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