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Can I Take Tindamax Prescribed For Vaginitis Infection Within Twelve Hours Of Taking Vodka Martini?

I had one alcoholic drink tonight with dinner; a vodka martini. My doctor has prescribed Tindamax, 2 grams, for me to start tomorrow morning for a bacterial vaginosis infection. Will I be okay to start it, given that I had that one alcoholic drink? It will be 12 hours prior, before I take the Tindamax.
Thu, 9 Jan 2014
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Hi,

You can start Tindamax 12 or more hours after the last drink as alcohol leaves the body within a few hours. But the reverse is not true. You should wait for at least 72 hours after the last dose of Tindamax before taking a drink, otherwise there is the risk of an unpleasant interaction between alcohol and Tindamax, manifesting as flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting etc.

Hope this helps you. Best wishes.
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Can I Take Tindamax Prescribed For Vaginitis Infection Within Twelve Hours Of Taking Vodka Martini?

Hi, You can start Tindamax 12 or more hours after the last drink as alcohol leaves the body within a few hours. But the reverse is not true. You should wait for at least 72 hours after the last dose of Tindamax before taking a drink, otherwise there is the risk of an unpleasant interaction between alcohol and Tindamax, manifesting as flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting etc. Hope this helps you. Best wishes.