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Help question on metronidazole pill

Patient: I had to take metronidazole pill form for 7 days and I finished today my last pill. New years eve is tomorrow can I drink?

 

 

Symptoms: Had a bacterial infection

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for choosing “Ask The Doctor” for posting your query.Well, metronidazole cross reacts with al cohol and the effect of metronidazole generally lasts for 4-7 days after stopping the medicines. So it would be wise to skip the alcohol on this new year eve.If at all you take alcohol and develop any side-effects, do drink plenty of water to flush out the troubling metabolites (acetaldehyde) of alcohol.Hope I am able to answer your concerns.Wish you good health!

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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