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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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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

Mixing alcohol and gabapentin, is that okay?

No, it is not: Both are central nervous system depressants. They can both suppress the breathing centers in your brain. You could get super drunk, uncoordinated, black out, pass out, or stop breathing with the combo. Increased risk of falls, accidents, drunkenness, and embarrassing or shameful social behaviors you may or may not recall. ...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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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

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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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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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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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is it dangerous to mix alcohol and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Alcohol/Bactrim: It is a dangerous combination, not just with alcohol but also with cough medicines & mouthwashes containing alcohol. Alcohol can intensify the negative side-effects of septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) causing headaches, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath & rapid heart beats, with vomiting leading to dehydration & loss of the antibiotic effect due to missed dose. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen pm mixed with alcohol dangerous?

Motrin : It could be potentially damaging for the liver, so please be careful, taking 1 or 2 Motrin should be fine but it can also cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Can I drink alcohol with doxycycline?

Not recommended: While risks of adverse outcome associated with drinking alcohol while taking Doxycycline are less than some other antibiotics, it is still not recommended. Studies show that drinking alcohol can increase the metabolism and clearance of doxycycline, making it less effective at fighting infections. Also for people with liver disease, the combination of alcohol and Doxycycline is contraindicated. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Alcohol: Alcohol is not good for you at any time, much less when you have an infection. Please abstain. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Is drinking alcohol on cephalexin and methylprednisolone allowed?

Not recommended: Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking prednisone. As a general rule of thumb, if there is any doubt at all, it is best to refrain from mixing alcohol with medication. Hope it make sense. ...Read more

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Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Can i take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: You will get nausea, vomiting, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, flushing, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and headaches. You should avoid all alcohol even mouthwash with alcohol. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) interferes with the liver breaking down alcohol. Not a good thing to do. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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