Antabuse (Disulfiram)

Antabuse is used for the treatment of alcoholism.

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10 mg (EU2EU) 30
10 mg (EU2EU) 60
10 mg (EU2EU) 90
10 mg (EU2EU) 120
10 mg (EU2EU) 180

How is it used?

Antabuse is used for the treatment of alcoholism. Antabuse is an alcohol abuse deterrent. It works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol, which causes unpleasant side effects (eg, vomiting, upset stomach) when even a small amount of alcohol is consumed.

For what conditions or diseases is this medicine prescribed?

Treats the treatment of alcoholism or for the Others

Antabuse is used for the treatment of alcoholism. Antabuse is an alcohol abuse deterrent. It works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol, which causes unpleasant side effects (eg, vomiting, upset stomach) when even a small amount of alcohol is consumed.

DO NOT use Antabuse if

  • are allergic to any ingredient in Antabuse or other similar medicines
  • is under the influence of alcohol
  • have severe heart disease, a blockage of the arteries of the heart, or a mental disorder (for example, psychosis)
  • you are taking metronidazole or a medication that contains alcohol (eg, certain HIV protease inhibitors [eg, amprenavir], cough syrups, other liquid medications).

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider immediately if any of these apply to you.

Some medical conditions may interact with Antabuse. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you are allergic to medicines, foods, or other substances (for example, to latex rubber)
  • if you have brain damage, diabetes, heart or lung disease, mental or mood problems (such as depression), an underactive thyroid, seizures, or liver or kidney problems.

Some medications may interact with Antabuse. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Drugs that contain alcohol (eg, certain HIV protease inhibitors [eg, amprenavir], cough syrups, other liquid medications) or metronidazole, as the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam), isoniazid, or phenytoin because side effects may be increased by Antabusar.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your doctor if Antabuser may interact with other medications you take. Check with your doctor before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Important safety information:

  • Antabuse can cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Antabuse. Using Antabuse alone, with certain other medications, or with alcohol may impair your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Avoid all types of alcohol, including that found in sauces, vinegar, mouthwash, liquid medications, lotions, aftershaves, or backwashes. A reaction to alcohol can cause flushing, nausea, thirst, abdominal pain, chest pain, dizziness, vomiting, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting, shortness of breath, or confusion. Be careful when using topical products that contain alcohol, such as cologne or perfume. Before using alcohol-containing products on your skin, test the product by applying a little to a small area of skin. If there is no redness, itching, headache, or nausea after 1-2 hours, you should be able to use the product. You may have a reaction if you drink alcohol or use a product that contains alcohol within 2 weeks of your last dose of Antabusa.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, weakness, tiredness, loss of appetite, or nausea and vomiting. These may be signs of a liver problem.
  • Before undergoing any medical or dental treatment, emergency care, or surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Antabuse.
  • Laboratory tests, including liver function tests and complete blood cell counts, may be performed to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using Antabuse during pregnancy. It is unknown whether Antabusar is excreted in human milk. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Antabuse.

Use AntabUse as directed in the leaflet

How should this medicine be used?

Use Antab Use as directed by your doctor.

  • AntabUsar can be taken with or without food.
  • AntabUsar can be swallowed whole, chewed, or crushed and mixed with food.
  • Do not take your first dose of AntabUsar until 12 hours after drinking alcohol.
  • If you miss a dose of AntabUsar, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.

Ask your doctor any questions you have about the use of AntabUsar.

What are the side effects that this medicine could cause?

How is Antabuse (Disulfiram) stored?

Store Antabuse at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep Antabuse out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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