Antabuse (Disulfiram)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Antabuse200 mg

Generic Equivalent of Antabuse

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Disulfiram250 mg

Antabuse Information:

Antabuse (Generic name: Disulfiram) is the first medicine approved for the treatment of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. Disulfiram interferes with the metabolism of alcohol resulting in unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed. Antabuse drug is not a cure for alcoholism and must be used in combination with supportive therapy and counselling. Antabuse medication must never be used without a person’s knowledge. Take Antabuse Disulfiram exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Antabuse Side Effects:

The most common Antabuse side effects are acne, drowsiness, garlic-like taste, headache, nausea, and tiredness. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as confusion, impotence, jaundice, mental or mood changes, seizures, weakness, and symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., difficult breathing; hives; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.

Antabuse Precautions:

Do NOT drink alcohol if you are taking Antabuse medication. Do NOT take Antabuse medication for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol. Before taking Antabuse alternatives, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy or seizure disorder, heart disease, liver or kidney problems, mental/mood disorders, thyroid disease, and etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Antabuse drug, especially of: antidepressants, lithium, warfarin, and etc. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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