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Mixing Metronidazole And Alcohol
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 But that advice is based on old, outdated research.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
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
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
Metronidazoe+alcohol: Do not combine the two: you cna end up with liver damage. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Drank alcohol 2 days after taking Metronidazole and I feel really sick. Been dizzy and I'll all day. Will it go away soon?
Yes: Don’t do that again. You should have been warned. ...Read more
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