Experts are warning about using mouthwash that contains alcohol when you take certain medications.

Unfortunately, there are many combinations of food or drinks that can be dangerous when mixed with some prescription drugs. The mixing of some of these drugs with alcohol causes symptoms of throbbing pain of the head and neck, irregular or rapid heart rates, low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, or vomiting.

These unwanted reactions can last 30 minutes to several hours. If it is really long or more severe contact your doctor.

4. Mouthwash and Medications


In case you are not aware, it is best to avoid using any mouthwash with alcohol ingredients, or any alcohol, when on any of these medications listed below. It can leave you with unhealthy and unwanted reactions, so it’s best to just wait till you completed the drug dosage. Then enjoy your alcoholic drinks afterward.

3. Metronidazole or Flagyl

Over The Counter Medications

This medication is used to treat bacterial infections, generally of the vagina, like bacterial vaginosis, according to the Mayo Clinic. “This combination causes severe vomiting”, says Dr. Asley Ellis, PharmD, Director of Clinical Operations at Compwell in Collierville, Tennessee. Ellis recommends you wait 48 hours after completing your dose of these drugs before imbibing any alcohol.


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