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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…

Think twice about politics, doc

Last August, at the Canadian Medical Association's annual meeting, in Montreal, doctors eagerly asked guest speakers Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord and NDP MP Thomas Mulcair about how to kick off a run for public office.

This year's CMA meeting is coming up in just a couple of weeks, and the political overtones of the organization's policy recommendations will surely once again provide a nice backdrop for ambitious MDs with political aspirations.

But by coincidence, just as the conference draws near, Maclean's magazine yesterday drew our attention to the dark side of the lives of those high-powered government movers and shakers: endless campaigning.

Behold: Dr Hedy Fry, a family physician turned Liberal MP who got her start in politics as a representative in the BC Medical Association and the CMA, courting votes at the Vancouver Pride Parade last weekend. Just check out what she's wearing!


The political life, regrettably, isn't all pomp and circumstance and incredibly consequential decision-making. That's the unfortunate truth. What the political bigwigs at the CMA conference should be telling doctors is: much of what amounts to politics these days is no more glamorous than some of the uncomfortable things you have to do as a family doctor -- like, say, asking your 16-year-old patient whether he's sexually active, or examining a 70-year-old's infected toenail. Like Dr Fry in her space-age get-up, you just have to smile and pretend you're not mortified to be doing what you're doing.

Photo: Dr Hedy Fry

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6 comments:

  1. sharon7 August, 2009 8:07 AM

    Hedy Fry and James Moore ...... two heads on one body (Canadian Heritage)........ that is constantly having it's arms chopped off ( maybe her multi appendages costume is a subliminal retort?)

    However, whomever ( physicians or others) seeks public office merely need to know the standard by which "voters" measure them.

    And what would that standard be, Sharon?

    'If you don't "stand up" for something.. you'll "fall" for anything'

    Ah, Hedy ...... remember the days of glory.... and weep.

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