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Antabuse (Generic)

Antabuse (Generic)

What is Antabuse?

Antabuse (disulfiram) stops an enzyme that is involved in metabolizing alcohol intake. Disulfiram generates extremely uncomfortable negative effects if combined with alcohol in the human body.
Antabuse is used in many individuals with chronic addiction to alcohol. Due to the uncomfortable negative effects that will take place in case you consume alcohol in all forms whilst taking Antabuse, this medication should assist hold you from drinking alcohol.
Antabuse is normally utilized together with behavior modification, psychiatric therapy, and counseling support to assist individuals quit drinking This remedy is not actually a cure for alcohol dependence.

Important info
You should never consume Antabuse in case have actually lately taken metronidazole or paraldehyde, or if you have taken in any food items or products which contain ethanol mouth wash, cough syrup, cooking wine or white vinegar, certain desserts, and many others). Antabuse should not be offered to a individual without his/her knowledge of taking the medication.

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The medication might probably be prescribed to help you when you've got problems drinking alcoholic drinks and need to quit excess alcoholic drinks consuming. Its way it works is based on preventing the enzyme involved in metabolic process of ethyl alcohol. In such a way, when you get some alcoholic beverage along with this medicine, you will experience unpleasant negative side effects.

Active Substance: 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.

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