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I am suppose to start taking flagyl I read that if you have

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I am suppose to start taking flagyl I read that if you have been drinking alcohol you should not start this medication until three days after your last drink

Dr. Nomi :

Hi,

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Yes,falgyl and alcohol badly react with each other.

Dr. Nomi :

This is called disulfiram reaction.

Dr. Nomi :

Yes,give a break of atleast 3 days.

Customer:

So if I had several drinks yesturday (11-11-12) I should not start taking this medication until 11-14-12? What will happen if I do start this today?

Dr. Nomi :

Yep.If you take it can cause nausea,vomiting,dizziness ,tachycardia and shortness of breath.

Customer:

They also perscribed ciprofloxacin. Should I start this ? Will alcohol affect this drug?

Dr. Nomi :

Its okay to start cipro at this point.

Customer:

So alcohol does not affect cipro? I am just trying to be careful so that I don' get sick

Dr. Nomi :

Nope.

Dr. Nomi :

You can take cipro .

Customer:

Thank you

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