I was prescribed Flagyl (400mg x 3 daily) last Wednesday for a minor gum infection. Last night I was at a friend's going away party and perhaps stupidly made the decision to have a drink. I had 4 pints of stout in total and suffered no ill effects whatsoever. I felt perfectly fine then and had no hangover this morning either. I only weigh 70 Kilos so it's not as if I'm built to handle it.
This really surprises me actually, considering the grave warnings that docs & pharmacists give to people when dispensing the drug. I expected to at least feel a bit ropey if not nauseous.
Of course I am not, and would not recommend that anyone else does this, and know full well that I was an idiot to do so.
After some searching today I found this - http://onthepharm.net/2007/08/flagyl...-reaction.html
What's your opinion on this? Is the risk of combining alcohol with metronidazole overplayed, or was I just lucky? Is it possible that some conflation exists here? I mean Flagyl can be a harsh drug and have many nasty side effects before alcohol is even brought into the equation.