Ok ok I know I'll get a lot of flack for this question (esp if the hubby found out) but how long would it be best to pause taking metronidazole 500 mg and resume taking it after let's say a few sample drinks? I work for a beer company and I'm the lone rep at a beer fest this Saturday. I've been taking metronidazole since yesterday afternoon, prescribed for colitis. My doctor stressed to me to not mix this with alcohol and it couldn't have come at a worst time! There is no one else who can go to this beer fest and I don't want to not do my job and at least sample some of the beers and hard ciders. i read on some sites that even after stopping this drug you shouldn't drink for 3 days after! So should I skip this pill for all of tomorrow and Saturday, then resume Sunday? FYI I'm a 32 year old female who is 5"4 and weighs 120. I work Sunday and don't want to be sick from the drug. Thanks for all the helpful comments, I know I'm being an irresponsible adult