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what are the consequences of drinking alcohol while taking metronidazole antibiotics?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No : Avoid alcohol use for at least 3 days after completing Metronidazole regimen. Concurrent use can cause tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, paresthesia, hot feeling & skin redness.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: You should avoid alcohol while taking this med.
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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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