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can i eat food cooked with wine while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, but a bit risky: A person on Antabuse (disulfiram) can eat food cooked in wine, but he risks getting a bad reaction if not all of the alcohol was evaporated away during the cooking. Since some alcohol usually remains in the food, it seems risky to eat food cooked with wine.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Antabuse (disulfiram) and wine: It should be okay to cook with a little wine while on antabuse (disulfiram). Most of the alcohol evaporates during cooking. If you take 250 mgs per day, or less, a very small amount of alcohol should not cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction. Some take 500 mgs per day, and for those people, i would probably avoid any and all alcohol, even a small amount used for cooking. Good luck.

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