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Is there an over the counter medication that is similar to antabuse

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is not an over the counter medicine that is similar to antabuse (disulfiram).
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No: One other prescription medicine that has effects similar to Antabuse is Metronidazole (flagyl), an antibiotic which is used to treat a number of diffe... Read More

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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
You are encouraged to pursue AA and have a local doctor prescribe your Antabuse. You have reached a public education site, and we do not herein provi... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
This forum is for educational purpose. Individual care can be done through the prime services. It is encouraging that you are seeking help to quit
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Do you honestly: think you can stop it and not go back to drinking?? If so,then stop it and see how you do.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
Dr. Christopher Breenanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Anti alcohol abuse: Antabuse (disulfiram) is also called disulfram. Basically it leads to a very quick onset hangover. It is used to keep patients from abusing alcohol.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sure, start with your doc who has been treating you as he or she has your medical records and can have a thorough discussion with you about goals. Suc... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: One cannot use illegal drugs while on Antabuse (disulfiram) because illegal drugs are unhealthy, harmful, and may react with prescription drugs; not t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Alcohol: Though not used much anymore, Disulfiram is designed to help treat alcohol addiction. Drinking alcohol while taking Disulfiram leads to flushing, nau... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Nothing that strong: Clobetasol is a very potent topical steroid and can cause atrophy of the skin if overused, so it and medications of similar strength need to be superv... Read More