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Suggest treatment for gum infection

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi. I have gum infection. My doctor has prescribed ornidazole for 14 days. Can i drink while taking the tablets ?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You shouldn't use alcohol with ornidazole.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Do not drink alcohol when using Ornidazole and at least three days after stopping it, because it may lead to Disulfiram-like (antabuse) reaction.

Generally it is recommended to avoid use of alcohol when talking any drugs, because of adverse effects that may happen.

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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Brief Answer: You shouldn't use alcohol with ornidazole. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Do not drink alcohol when using Ornidazole and at least three days after stopping it, because it may lead to Disulfiram-like (antabuse) reaction. Generally it is recommended to avoid use of alcohol when talking any drugs, because of adverse effects that may happen. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.