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Who should not take metronidazole?

Anyone who is allergic to metronidazole or any of its ingredients should not take it. Also, metronidazole should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy and during breastfeeding. The prescribing doctor should know about all other health conditions and all medications before ordering metronidazole for the patient. Beverages and other products that contain alcohol, including medications like elixirs and syrups, should be avoided while using this medication.

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