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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more


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Hi I'm taking metronidazole and I was smoking around 5 a day. Can I smoke atleast 1 a day because I cannot go without?

Hi I'm taking metronidazole and I was smoking around 5 a day. Can I smoke atleast 1 a day because I cannot go without?

Time to quit: Smoking cessation is one of the top two or three MODIFIABLE risk factors to improve your cardiorespiratory health and prolong your health...period. This should be at the top of your list to take charge of your life and drastically cut your risk for many life-altering and life-shortening diseases. It won't be easy--nicotine is incredibly addictive, but help is readily available. Go to it! ...Read more

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Can you smoke weed a day after taking metronidazole? I took 4 pills of metronidazole on wednesday 01/18/12 and today is thursday 01/19/12

Can you smoke weed a day after taking metronidazole? I took 4 pills of metronidazole on wednesday 01/18/12 and today is thursday 01/19/12

Marijuana and antibiotics: Marijuana seems to be a gray area here as we don't know whether you're taking it legally. It. Sounds like you may have been told not to smoke with metronidazole. There seems to be a slight chance that there might be some mental changes if you would smoke with the drug. I don't think anyone can answer your question specifically about when it would be absolutely safe. ...Read more

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CAN YOU STILL SMOKE IT YOU ARE TAKING METRONIDAZOLE?

No: You should not smoke with or without being on metronidazole. Do not drink either.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can you smoke weed while on metronidazole?

NO: There is no data on marajuana and other drugs as to interactions because it is not approved for any medical indication. Because it is unknown if there would be any adverse event it should not be taken with prescription drugs if at all possible. ...Read more

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Everytime I smoke tobacco on metronidazole I feel more sick, why?

Quit smoking: Smoking is not good for you health, if it makes you sick, that should be even more reason to quit. Your doctor may be able to help in the process. ...Read more

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I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana? 500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n

I am taking metronidazole pills for BV twice daily, are there any bad side effects when mixing with marijuana? 500mg 2 a day im on the prescription metronidazole for 14 days twice a day 500mg so 1000mg a day. I have 2 days left. I want to smoke, and am n

No contraindication: But if you are being treated for vaginal trichomoniasis, this is a sexually transmitted disease, and marijuana may increase the chance of acting impulsively in terms of having unprotected sex and either getting re-infected or infecting someone else. What you need to completely avoid is alcohol, which will cause an antabuse-like effect when taken with metronidazole. ...Read more

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Hi my girlfriend is on metronidazole 400mg two pills a day can she smoke marijuana while being on these antibiotics?

Hi my girlfriend is on metronidazole 400mg two pills a day can she smoke marijuana while being on these antibiotics?

Not adviseable: She can and maybe will, because she's in charge of doing or not doing this. However, smoking marijuana is not advisable due to impact on mental, emotional, and physical health. In some, it can cause psychosis. Marijuana can also impact immune response. Since she's presumably being treated for an infection, this could be pertinent. ...Read more

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Can you take dayquil while you r taking metronidazole?

Yes!: There are many different types of DayQuil. The products found in DayQuil are used for pain relief, decongestant, and as a cough suppressant. It is okay to take metronidazole with any form of Dayquil.
NyQuil products that contain alcohol - and most do - should be avoided. The combination of alcohol and metronidazole can make the patient feel very ill. ...Read more

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Can I use external products that contain some type of alcohol while taking metronidazole?

Can I use external products that contain some type of alcohol while taking metronidazole?

Topical alcohol ok: You can use topical alcohol (usually isopropol alcohol) when taking metronidazole. Drinking alcohol can lead to a very unpleasant reaction. ...Read more

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Why are you not allowed to consume even a small amount of alcohol when taking metronidazole?

You will regret it: Metronidazole can cause a rather unpleasant reaction from even small amounts of alcohol. Expect projectile vomiting, abdominal pain, chills and aches. Do not drink alcohol with the medication. ...Read more

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I've taken metronidazole once a day for two days can I drink tommorow if I stop taking this medication after two days of taking it?

I've taken metronidazole once a day for two days can I drink tommorow if I stop taking this medication after two days of taking it?

Depends: Metronidazole and alcohol are metabolized by the liver You could experience a bad side effect called Disulfiram Reaction. "Clockwork Orange"
Nausea Vomiting headache, rapid heartbeat, flushing, SOB. That is why we recommend that you do not to take both at the same time. You should wait at least 48 hours until your body has completely metabolized the drug, in order to safely drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I stopped taking metronidazole a week ago and I'm still having the worst headaches every single night. Is it ever going to go away? What can I do?

I stopped taking metronidazole a week ago and I'm still having the worst headaches every single night. Is it ever going to go away? What can I do?

See your doctor: Or go to the er. Pain, if any, as a medication side effect should have abated by now. Did you have any alcohol while on flagyl? It can cause. An Antabuse (disulfiram) like reaction that can include high blood pressure and a hemorrhagic stroke or bleed into your brain. If you did have alcohol while on it I recommend you go to the er and have a ct scan to rule out bleeding in your brain as a cause for headaches! ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Metronidazole: Do not drink alcohol while taking Metronidazole unless you want to feel as bad as you have ever felt in your life. This medication is similar to Antabuse (disulfiram) (to prevent alcoholics from drinking) and you will deeply regret having had that beer. ...Read more

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