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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…

Newfoundland set to vote for next CMA president

It's a new year, so that must mean it's time to elect a new Canadian Medical Association president.

This year it's Newfoundland and Labrador's turn to choose a nominee for the national organization's top job for the 2011-12 term, to follow the current president, Saskatchewan's Anne Doig, and then the current president-elect, Ontario's Jeffrey Turnbull.

There are four candidates in the running.

Dr John Haggie, surgeon
Born in England, Dr Haggie moved to Newfoundland in 1996. He was president of the NLMA from '02-'03, when the province's physicians engaged in their only strike ever. He's since worked with the CMA extensively.

Dr Lydia Hatcher, family physician
Dr Hatcher is a professor of family medicine and pediatrics at Memorial University. She was also a president of the NLMA and has also served in multiple CMA board roles.


Dr Susan King, family physician
Another former NLMA president, Dr King was chair of the association's board during the 2002 doctors' strike. She's served in other NLMA positions as well and is now on the CMA's board of directors. Plus, she's now a black belt in tae kwon do.

Dr Brendan Lewis, orthopedic surgeon
Former president of multiple surgery societies, Dr Lewis is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and now an assistant prof of surgery at Memorial. He helped introduce clerkships and residencies to the rural western part of Newfoundland.

More information about the candidates is available on the main election website.

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association members will get their voting info mailed out to them this week, and will have until February 25 to submit their ballot. The winner will be announced on February 26.

Photos: NLMA

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2 comments:

  1. sharon14 January, 2010 8:31 AM

    I wonder what the status is of the 99 year lease signed between U.S.A and Canada which involved the establishment of a highly populated U.S military base in Newfoundland in 1944?

    There was a great influx in the population and impact on medical services.

    Considering the potential/?permission for their return Newfoundland should select the man with the strongest political clout at the top of the criteria list.

    Yes I said "man"............

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