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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 Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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 35-year-old member asked:

How long do I have to wait to drink after taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
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, Antabuse (disulfiram) has a 12-hour half-life, meaning that it takes your body 12 hours to clear out half of it -- so i wouldn't attempt to drink any alcohol (even cough medicine) for 3 days, minimum.
Aurora, CO
A 30-year-old female asked:

Can I drink 96 hours after taking Antabuse (disulfiram) ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
NO!!!!!!!: you have had pancreatitis, and your doctor thought that your drinking was out of control, and that is why disulfiram (Antabuse) was prescribed. However, it doesn't work by itself, and you need to be in an intensive counseling program, in addition to attending self-help groups like AA. Antabuse may cause a reaction with alcohol up to 10 days after a dose. Talk to your doctor or counselor ASAP.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How much time after I stop taking antabuse (disulfiram) can I drink?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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 drinking that has obviously been very destructive to your life. There are better medications that reduce craving to drink - acamprosate, Naltrexone - and a counseling program is necessary to help you make better choices.Talk to your doctor rather than drink
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