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A 43-year-old male asked:

What foods can i eat and what foods should i avoid while taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Avoiding Alcohol: I think the only comment here is any foods with alcohol. Otherwise there are no known restrictions or recommendations.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antabuse: There are minor potential interactions with Caffeine & major potential interactions with Alcohol.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

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.
Aurora, CO
A 29-year-old female asked:

Do I have to avoid hairspray, deodorant etc while taking Antabuse (disulfiram)?

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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
You should: That unwanted reaction can occur even at very low percent alcohol concentrations, and it’s in your best interest to avoid products contain alcohol, including the ones you mentioned. While taking this medication, it‘s very important to read ingredient labels. This webpage contains some good, helpful information: http://shsc.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Antabuse-Leaflet.pdf.

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