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How Long Do You Have To Wait To Drink Alcohol After Taking Metronidazole
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?
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
I know you can't drink alcohol for 48hrs after taking metronidazole. But what about beforehand? How long do I have to wait after drinking to take it?
Same: Depending on how much you drink, at least 48 hours. ...Read more
Not yet: You should wait 48 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Hi I was wondering if I could drink alcohol while taking the Metronidazole Topical Cream 0.75% for my acne?
Should be ok: Can't think of any reason why not. Everything in moderation ...Read more
I took my last pill (metronidazole) on wednesday with i be able to drink alcohol around 12AM Saturday?
You could...: If you were 21. Good luck! Get better! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What foods could cause side effects while taking flagyl? I don't drink alcohol , so that shouldnt be a concern. I just would like to know what issafe to eat while on flagyl. Thanks :)
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
I took 1 tablet of Flagyl 500mg that expired in dec 2012 will i be able to drink alcohol within 24 hours?
Yes: It should be out of your system by then. ...Read more
Metronidazoe+alcohol: Do not combine the two: you cna end up with liver damage. ...Read more
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