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Answered 2008-06-09 05:29:12

Alcohol plus Flagyl is a potentially deadly combination. The combo can cause dire illness. The enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase, is inhibited which can cause violent illness. To my knowledge there is no other reason to avoid the combo. Please don't try it.

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