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Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol with Metronidazole Pills

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

Metronidazole pills are antibacterial drugs with its sole purpose to kill and eliminate infections caused by various types of bacteria and parasites. Most of these infections can occur in the digestive tract, genital area, lungs, and other internal organs. With metronidazole pills it is easier to eliminate such body intruders by simply killing the pathogens and parasites and prevent them from coming back.

Although Metronidazole pills are very powerful and beneficial antibiotic, take note that it is still a drug that might have some drawbacks especially when taken together with other chemicals and drugs. That is why you need to discuss with your doctor about your treatment prior of taking Metronidazole pills. Among the most prohibited chemicals that you should never ingest with metronidazole is alcohol. So what makes Metronidazole pills and alcohol a dangerous combo? Read more…

NDP wins majority in Nova Scotia

Darrell Dexter's New Democrats won a majority in Tuesday's Nova Scotia election, as the Progressive Conservatives fell from the seat of power to third place behind the Liberal Party. [Halifax Chronicle Herald]

The new NDP government, led by new Premier Darrell Dexter (left), inherits an interesting and fairly ambitious five-year collective agreement made between the last government and Doctors Nova Scotia last year. [Canadian Medicine] It will be interesting to see how the NDP reconfigures its health policy priorities to accommodate the agreement, and it will be just as interesting to see what kind of changes Mr Dexter will want to make to the "transformational system-wide realignment" plan of early 2008, which he was critical of when it was released. [National Review of Medicine]

If you'd like to know what kinds of health policy promises were made and positions were advanced by the NDP during the campaign, you can consult the Doctors Nova Scotia voting guide here.

Photo: Government of Nova Scotia

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