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I am taking metronidazole 500mg twice per day for 7 days how long should I wait to drink alcohol and what are the risks if i drink while taking it?

I am taking metronidazole 500mg twice per day for 7 days how long should I wait to drink alcohol and what are the risks if i drink while taking it?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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I took 8 250 mg of metronidazole all at once how long does it take in tell I can drink alcohol?

I took 8 250 mg of metronidazole all at once how long does it take in tell I can drink alcohol?

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 be ignored. See http://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicinenews/article/102639/infectious-diseases/metronidazole-and-alcohol ...Read more

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When after taking my last dose of metronidazole can I drink alcohol?

72 hours: My usual answer to that is 72 hours, just to be totally sure that the drug has cleared completely out of your system. I'd rather be safe than sorry with that one, knowing how sick it makes people! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

Can I drink alcohol while using vaginal metronidazole metrogel? It isn't the oral pills so I was unsure.

No: Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. If you are only 20 years old, it is illegal for you to drink alcohol. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking Flagyl before i drink alcohol?

48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should I wait before drinking alcohol after taking metronidazole?

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. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while taking Flagyl vaginal gel?

Can i drink alcohol while taking Flagyl vaginal gel?

Maybe ...: Oral doses of Metronidazole can make some people feel sick if they later drink alcohol. It might be possible for a person to absorb enough of the topical Metronidazole to cause the same effect. Caveat emptor! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

Can you drink alcohol with flagyl?

No: If you drink any alcohol at all with Flagyl being taken simultaneously, then you will definitely get very sick and start vomiting! or what we refer to as an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. This is a well known problem with flagyl. Not a pleasant experience at all. I would recommend completely avoiding all alcoholic drinks while taking flagyl. Period. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol with microbid and Flagyl

Yes but: If you have an infection your system is already stressed out, is best to not drink while taking. It is also rare but possible to have liver problem with this antibiotic, so again, better not to. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol on metronidazole. Is this okay?

No: It could cause a very unpleasant "antabuse-like reaction." not dangerous, but no fun. Wait until at least 48 hours after your last dose. ...Read more

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