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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
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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
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antabuse (disulfiram) OTC: Nope.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Antabuse (disulfiram): No, sorry.
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 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.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
8 years experience General Practice
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.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: While you're taking disulfiram, alcohol will make you sick but cannabis won't affect you. Right or wrong, cannabis remains illegal in most places. You ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Creighton Likes
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
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
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