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A 31-year-old member asked:

how long after taking antabuse (disulfiram) is it ok to drink?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
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 stop drinking?.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you need a prescription for antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Antabuse (disulfiram) is a medication that needs a doctor's prescription. It is not sold over-the-counter. Antabuse is used to help a person quit drinking alcohol.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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 to mention the fact that they are illegal.
A 32-year-old member asked:

If I drink while on antabuse, (disulfiram) would I get so sick that i'd end up dying?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there an over-the-counter medication that is similar to antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is not an over the counter medicine that is similar to antabuse (disulfiram).
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there natural form of antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alcohol deterrent: Antabuse (disulfiram) or Disulfiram is a medication. There is no natural form. The dosage is 250-500mg daily. Contraindications are: pregnancy, add, hyoersensitivity, alcohol , psychoses and lactation(breast feeding).

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