Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol with Metronidazole Pills

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

Metronidazole pills are antibacterial drugs with its sole purpose to kill and eliminate infections caused by various types of bacteria and parasites. Most of these infections can occur in the digestive tract, genital area, lungs, and other internal organs. With metronidazole pills it is easier to eliminate such body intruders by simply killing the pathogens and parasites and prevent them from coming back.

Although Metronidazole pills are very powerful and beneficial antibiotic, take note that it is still a drug that might have some drawbacks especially when taken together with other chemicals and drugs. That is why you need to discuss with your doctor about your treatment prior of taking Metronidazole pills. Among the most prohibited chemicals that you should never ingest with metronidazole is alcohol. So what makes Metronidazole pills and alcohol a dangerous combo? Read more…

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Sam Solomon, the founding editor, leaves Canadian Medicine News after four years. He will be missed. Postings will continue under David Elkins and other medical and health policy writers.

It's been a pleasure for me to write and interact with our readers. I am leaving to study law, beginning this fall. In the meantime, I will be taking some time off to pursue some personal projects.

Thanks for reading.

- Sam Solomon, editor

5 comments:

said...

This was a great resource; we med bloggers will miss you and especially the rare Canadian perspective and timely exposition of relevant news bites.

Best wishes for your LLB and other adventures.

said...

" :( bye Sam

...will miss you with my morning coffee :(

Best to you on your studies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to both of you, and thanks for your input over the years.
-Sam

said...

So sorry to see you go. Thank you so much for having published this blog.

said...

All the best, Sam, with your studies.

Interesting there is no explanation why you won't be replaced, and the blog will continue. Have the publishers deemed traffic to be too low here to maintain this blog? I hope not. The PE site is so dingy looking, and difficult to navigate (I usually don't bother).