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What is Antabuse?

Antabuse (disulfiram) stops an molecule that is associated with metabolizing alcohol consumption. Disulfiram generates really uncomfortable adverse effects when combined with ethanol in the human body.
Antabuse is taken by many people with chronic addiction to alcohol. This medication may really help keep you from drinking because of the uncomfortable negative side effects which will take place if you consume spirits when taking Antabuse.
Antabuse is used along with habit change, psychotherapy, and counseling support to assist you quit consuming alcohol This medication is not actually a cure for addiction to alcohol.

Important facts
You should not use Antabuse if have actually not long ago taken metronidazole or paraldehyde, or in case you have taken in any foods or products which include alcohol mouth wash, cough syrup, cooking wine or vinegar, some desserts, and others). Antabuse should not be offered to a individual without her knowledge of getting the medicine.

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In the case that you've had problems with alcohol consumption and would like to end excessive alcohol consumption this remedy will most likely be prescribed to help you. Its way it works is based on blocking the enzyme associated with metabolism of ethyl alcohol. Thus, if you get some beverage together with this specific medication, you will experience uncomfortable reactions.

Active Component: Disulfiram

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Uses

Generic Antabuse can help patients with an alcohol abuse problem not to drink alcohol. When taken with alcohol, this medicine produces unpleasant effects. This medicine is part of a recovery program that includes medical supervision and counseling. It is not a cure.

How to take

Take Generic Antabuse exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

Side effects

Severe and sometimes fatal liver problems have occurred in patients taking Generic Antabuse even without a prior history of liver problems.

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking disulfiram and seek emergency medical attention:

  • An allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives);
  • Seizures;
  • Extreme tiredness;
  • Dark urine;
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice);
  • Large appetite changes;
  • Weakness, dizziness or loss of coordination; or
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take disulfiram and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • Skin rash or acne;
  • Mild headaches;
  • Mild drowsiness or tiredness;
  • Impotence;
  • Metallic taste in the mouth; or
  • Swollen or sore tongue.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Precautions

Before taking Generic Antabuse, tell your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Psychotic disease
  • Recently exposure to alcohol or any product that contains alcohol
  • Seizures
  • Taking metronidazole or paraldehyde
  • Under-active thyroid
  • An unusual or allergic reaction to disulfiram, pesticides or rubber products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breast-feeding

 

Drug interactions

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • Alcohol or any product that contains alcohol
  • Amprenavir
  • Cocaine
  • Lopinavir; ritonavir
  • Metronidazole
  • Oral solutions of ritonavir or sertraline
  • Paclitaxel
  • Paraldehyde
  • Tranylcypromine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • Isoniazid
  • Medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • Phenytoin

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Storage

Store disulfiram at room temperature away from moisture and heat.