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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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Dr. Timothy Wilt
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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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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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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 But that advice is based on old, outdated research.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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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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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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