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Is smoking Marijuana safe while on Metronidazole?

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking metronidazole?

are the prescription amounts different depending on sex?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for the query.
There is no interaction between Metronidazole and marijuana. There is interaction with alcohol.
The dose of Metronidazole does not vary with sex but with the indication for which it is taken. Dose in children is also different from adults.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (5 minutes later)
why would a female receive a prescription of 2 pills a day for 7 days but a male gets 4 pills to take in 1 night?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Different indications

Detailed Answer:
Was this prescription for Trichomonas vaginalis?
This organism infects vagina and is transmitted sexually. Here the woman is prescribed a dose for eradicating the infection and man for a carrier.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (6 hours later)
yes this was for trichomonas vaginalis
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
Right doses

Detailed Answer:
So the treatment is correct as the woman is the infected person and the man is only a carrier.
The respective doses are sufficient to get rid of the organism in both.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
Wish you both a good day and good health.
Dr Noble Zachariah
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is smoking Marijuana safe while on Metronidazole?

Brief Answer: yes Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for the query. There is no interaction between Metronidazole and marijuana. There is interaction with alcohol. The dose of Metronidazole does not vary with sex but with the indication for which it is taken. Dose in children is also different from adults. Take care