Side effects of drinking alcohol when taking metronidazole include stomach cramping, nausea, flushed skin and headache, according to RxList. Metronidazole should not be given to alcoholics who are taking the medication disulfiram, as the combination of the medications and alcohol can cause psychotic reactions.
Severe side effects of mixing alcohol and metronidazole include increased heart rate, liver damage and blood pressure issues, according to Healthline. Consuming alcohol within 24 hours of taking the medication can increase the risk of side effects. Metronidazole can also cause uncomfortable side effects such as diarrhea, off-colored urine, hand tingling and mouth dryness when combined with alcohol.Learn More
Patients can take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time, according to WebMD. One of three people taking antibiotics alone develop diarrhea, so taking probiotics simultaneously reduces the chance of developing diarrhea by 42 percent.Full Answer >
It is safe to take Tylenol and Sudafed together, according to WebMD. However, certain drugs combine pseudoephedrine, which is the generic ingredient in Sudafed, and acetaminophen, found in Tylenol. If this is the case, additional Sudafed or Tylenol should not be taken in order to avoid an overdose.Full Answer >
Levaquin probably does not affect birth control according to WebMD. A doctor or pharmacist can advise a patient on whether additional birth control should be used.Full Answer >
Alcohol can intensify the sedative effects of meclizine, according to Drugs.com. When taken with alcohol, drowsiness and dizziness may be increased. Tasks that require alertness and fine motor skills should be avoided until the individual knows how the drug affects him.Full Answer >