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Will the alcohol in breath mints and mouthwash cause nausea if I am taking flagyl?

Will the alcohol in breath mints and mouthwash cause nausea if I am taking flagyl?

Not usually: There is such a small amount of alcohol in mints you should not have a problem. Mouthwash usually does contain alcohol, but you should be fine as long as you don't swallow it. I wouldn't worry about it. ...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?

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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I'm taking Flagyl and ate cookies with maltitol will this have the same effect as alcohol?

No: You should be fine , the side effect of abdominal distress, nausea/vomiting, flushing or headache is associated with intake of alcoholic beverages while on flagyl. Depending on how many cookies you ate, the maltitol content may cause diarrhea. Increase water intake to prevent dehydration and reduce side effect of flagyl. Be sure to finish this antibiotic course. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there anything to relieve nausea from flagyl? Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't seem to be helping.

Is there anything to relieve nausea from flagyl? Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't seem to be helping.

Nausea from meds: Controlling nausea can sometimes be a challenge. This side effect is very well known from flagyl. Upping the dose of the zofran may help, or your doc can try a different antiemetic such as reglan (metoclopramide) or compazine (prochlorperazine). My personal favorite is ginger-- usually I will eat 2 slices of the crystallized stuff or make a ginger tea by boiling a chunk of root for 10 min then adding honey to taste ...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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How long do I have to wait after taking Flagyl before i drink alcohol?

48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming alcohol. ...Read more

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Taking Flagyl; I know no alcohol or soy sauce. Can I safely eat a pickle, or bbq sauce that contains distilled vinegar as an ingredient, tho?

Taking Flagyl; I know no alcohol or soy sauce. Can I safely eat a pickle, or bbq sauce that contains distilled vinegar as an ingredient, tho?

Should be OK: Flagyl (metronidazole) has a very nasty drug interaction with ethyl alcohol (the drinking kind) in which it converts it into formaldehyde. So you will be speeding up your autopsy by the pathologist. There are medicines which contain alcohol and foods too, so check carefully! ...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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How soon does alcohol make you sick on flagyl?

How soon does alcohol make you sick on flagyl?

Immediately or never: A review article found eight published reports but concluded that the link had not been proven. If the reaction does occur, it would be immediate, as it is with Disulfiram (antabuse). ...Read more

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Will the Jack Daniels sauce from TGI Friday be bad for you if you are taking flagyl? Might be a dumb question but not supposed to have alcohol at all.

Will the Jack Daniels sauce from TGI Friday be bad for you if you are taking flagyl? Might be a dumb question but not supposed to have alcohol at all.

Probably not.: The alcohol is the risk, and is largely "cooked off" in preparing the sauce. Note that I said "probably" -- the human body has no absolute rules.... ...Read more

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How many days after taking flagyl, can you consume alcohol?

At least 3 days: If you drink alcohol while you are on flagyl, you can get very sick. Some are very sensitive to this and will get sick with even a very small amount. For others, the reaction is minimal. ...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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Given 7 day Flagyl prescription. Completed 5 days and don't think I can continue. Nausea, feeling of doom, uneasiness, etc.

Common side effects: These are common side effects of metronidazole (Flagyl). Check with your doctor to see if you should stop antibiotics completely or switch to something else for the remaining time. It is likely that 5 days is sufficient. ...Read more

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