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Could smoking be harmful while taking antibiotics for gum problems?

i a,m on 200mg metronidazole for a gum infection and having a tooth pulled but am craving to smoke a joint, i am a recovering borderline alcoholic so rather than drink i smoking weed instead will it have any adverse effects while i am taking these antibiotics?
Wed, 14 May 2014
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smoking ll surely affect your healing proccess even if you are on antibiotics.try not to smoke for atleast a week
hope this ans ll help.take care
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