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

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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