Medications which should not be prescribed for an alcoholic patient and why?

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metrogyl should not be prescribed for an alcoholic patient ..why? and if the patient stops intake of alcohol..how many days later can we put him on metrogyl or other contra indicated ...show more
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1. If patient is being treated for alcohol deaddiction with a drug called disulfiram (antabuse) and he uses metrogyl (metronidazole),there can be serious adverse events such as vomiting, dizziness,etc and even his BP may drop, so one should not use disulfiram.

2.Drugs which are useful include thiamine (a vitamin usually deficient in alcoholics) and librium (chlordiazepoxide) to calm down the alcoholic patient,when he is having withdrawal symptoms.

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