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How long should you wait after drinking before safely taking anabuse? i took it in the past with good results. i have "fallen off the wagon" and would like to start taking it again. how long from last drink til it is safe to take it. i was fairly lit.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Do : Do not take Antabuse (disulfiram) for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol.
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Has to be zero: Alcohol on board. In general, 24 hours is safe. However, you need to look into the causes of the relapse, and not just rely on antabuse (disulfiram). It is a good start, but being involved in a counseling program and a support system are equally important, if not more so.

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