I've been prescribed Metronidazole and instructed to take 500 mg pills three times daily for 10 days. I'm currently on day four of taking this antibiotic. I know that to mix with alcohol is not a good idea. However, I will be going out tomorrow night with some friends who most likely will be doing a bit of drinking. I am also one who enjoys to drink. So my question is this: Is it safe to stop the medication for that day so I can have a few drinks later that night? Is that a bad idea? Will it cause a bad reaction since the medication has been in my system for four days even if I take a break for that one day?