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Metronidazole 500 mg? I just finish taking metronidazole 500 mg pills two a day for five days. My last pill I took at 1 pm. How long do I wait to consume alcohol. Seeing as new years is on saturday I want to make sure a two to three drinks max won't cause

Metronidazole 500 mg? I just finish taking metronidazole 500 mg pills two a day for five days. My last pill I took at 1 pm. How long do I wait to consume alcohol. Seeing as new years is on saturday I want to make sure a two to three drinks max won't cause

24 HOURS: I tell all my patients who are taking metranidozole (flagyl) to avoid any alcohol while on the antibiotic and for at least 24 hours after the last dose. This medicine, when mixed with alcohol, causes severe vomiting, so don't take any chances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Metronidazole 500mg why you cannot take with alcohol?

Metronidazole 500mg why you cannot take with alcohol?

Metronidazole: This drug is very grad on your stomach and gg tract. Alcohol is very hard on your stomach, liver and again tract. In combination this can make you violently ill. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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How long do 4 metronidazole 500mg tablets stay in your system? In terms of days. Example, I take it today, Sunday. When is it safe to have alcohol?

How long do 4 metronidazole 500mg tablets stay in your system? In terms of days. Example, I take it today, Sunday. When is it safe to have alcohol?

A day or two: Actually, metronidazole doesn't usually react with alcohol at all. Most doctors have been taught that it does and tell patients to avoid alcohol because the combination can cause nausea an vomoting. But that advice is based on old, outdated research. It really isn't necessary. Alcohol in moderation for sure is safe 24 hours or more after taking metronidazole. ...Read more

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I had several sips of kombucha, which has a little alcohol, but I'm supposed to take Metronidazole 500mg tonight. Will this give me bad side effects?

I had several sips of kombucha, which has a little alcohol, but I'm supposed to take Metronidazole 500mg tonight. Will this give me bad side effects?

How long between: When you took sips of alcohol and when you are scheduled to take Metronidazole? Given the fact that there is only a small percentage of alcohol in kombucha, and that alcohol is metabolized relatively quickly, there should not be a problem, especially if you are taking them several hours apart. ...Read more

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Has anyone drank alcohol while taking metronidazole gel?

Yes, many: You can drink alcohol while using the gel. It's only the oral Metronidazole that shouldn't be mixed with 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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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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How can I overcome the alcohol adverse reactions of metronidazole?

How can I overcome the alcohol adverse reactions of metronidazole?

You can't: Metronidazole inhibits an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase that metabolizes acetaldehyde that comes from the first round of metabolizing alcohol. The acetaldehyde is what causes the unpleasant and adverse side effects of alcohol when taking metronidazole. Even after stopping the med, the effects can stay for another three days. ...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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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

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Okay so I was taking metronidazole for a uti a couple of weeks ago, and I had unprotected sex (also drank alcohol) which was right after my ovulatin?

Okay so I was taking metronidazole for a uti a couple of weeks ago, and I had unprotected sex (also drank alcohol) which was right after my ovulatin?

What's the?: If you meant whether metronidazole made your BCP less effective, the answer is likely not. You should not be drinking alcohol when taking metronidazole however since severe side effects may occur. ...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.
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I am on metronidazole antibiotic and just rinsed my mouth with Listerine that contains alcohol. Should I be worried?

I am on metronidazole antibiotic and just rinsed my mouth with Listerine that contains alcohol. Should I be worried?

No, not at all: Listerine is fairly harmless chemical. So you have no reason to be worried/concerned. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (diverticulitis) for 4days 3x400mg. No alcohol, no other drugs. I have bad anxiety, insomnia, sweating, dizziness, thirst. Very worried.

Metronidazole (diverticulitis) for 4days 3x400mg. No alcohol, no other drugs. I have bad anxiety, insomnia, sweating, dizziness, thirst. Very worried.

Drink lots of water,: Drink lots of water, walk if you can and take your temperature daily. You are likely breaking the fever as the infection gets under control. Most cases of uncomplicated diverticulitis resolve with antibiotics, but you should see a GI doctor or a surgeon for a workup once the attack is better. A colonoscopy in 6 weeks is usually done to screen for colon tumors once you are feeling better. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness? Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous. Metronidazole and doxycycline

Will drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics deter their effectiveness? Or will it make you more drowsy/nauseous. Metronidazole and doxycycline

Severe vomiting: Like trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, Metronidazole and alcohol can cause a Disulfiram -like reaction similar the drug, Antabuse (disulfiram) - resulting in violent vomiting. Doxycycline in itself, can cause severe nausea and vomiting. As a result, you will not likely keep you medication down - which ultimately restricts the effectiveness of the vomited antibiotic. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be happy. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can flagyl and/or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Why do you ask?: Your doctor must have told you not to drink while you're taking flagyl. It's quite dangerous. And while you're on "Cipro", both alcohol and caffeine are best avoided. They won't actually raise the level. If you failed a breathalyzer, you need both a good lawyer and an eagerness to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Worse: You should not be taking alcohol while on such medication. Even without being on medication, alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, stay away from it. You may consult this site for the specific issue of flagyl and alcohol: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-7644/flagyl-oral/details/list-interaction-details/dmid-1361/dmtitle-metronidazole-tinidazole-ethyl-alcohol/intrtype-drug
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Effects caused by alcohol and Flagyl mixing?

Feel sick: You may feel horrible, and you may vomit. ...Read more

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