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How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to start antabuse

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
About as long...: ...As you have till you can drive safely - or till the hangover is over, if you have one.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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24 hours: There has to be absolutely no alcohol in your system before starting. If your doctor did not give you an antabuse101 talk, including handouts to read ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Eight hours: Just stop drinking - half life of alcohol is about four hours. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I would hope : So or you could make yourself really sick !
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Antabuse (disulfiram): Drinking damages liver way more than Antabuse (disulfiram) does. Antabuse (disulfiram) is fairly low risk as far as liver damage. I would not compromi ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
At least 24 hours: Wait at least 24 hours after drinking, to take any antabuse (disulfiram). If alcohol is used in cooking, it is generally burned off in the process -- ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Can't drink: If you are serious about not drinking it can be helpful--if you impulsively drink you may end up in the ER! People who really don't want to quit say ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: to have contact with alcohol so should not cause problem. However, if you are in rehab for alcohol, suggest caution re relationships with others who a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Be careful: Theres no specific time or alcohol level i could quote as alcohol reacts differently with everyone. Alprazolam and alcohol share some of the same rece ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No alcohol: Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. It may or may not affect your lab results, but I can say for certain ... Read More

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