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how long after heavy drinking can I start antabuse

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antabuse (disulfiram): Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction can occur up to a week after last dose, if alcohol is consumed. After all, why take Antabuse (disulfiram) if you can't ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Confusing.: The whole idea of taking Antabuse (disulfiram) is to stop drinking; so why would you want to drink after taking it? But to answer your question, Antab ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Eight hours: Just stop drinking - half life of alcohol is about four hours. Good luck.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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NO!!!!!!!: you have had pancreatitis, and your doctor thought that your drinking was out of control, and that is why disulfiram (Antabuse) was prescribed. Howev ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Disulfiram is approved as a treatment for alcohol dependence. It works by interfering with the breakdown of alcohol leading to an accumulation of ace ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly: A supplement of vitamin b1 is your best bet.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would hope : So or you could make yourself really sick !
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Doubt it: It is unlikely. If you are of poor health, the stress may be severe enough; however, in healthy patients, it does not happen. I had one patient do 3 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Up to 10 days: in some people drinking within 10 days of taking disulfirma (antabuse) can cause a reaction. The larger question is why you want to go back to drinkin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: That's pretty much the point of Antabuse (disulfiram) - to get you out of thinking "one little drink won't hurt me" - 'cause it will.

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