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Can I Eat Food Cooked With Wine While On Antabuse
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. ...Read more
I'm a chef about to do 90 days of antabuse (disulfiram) as a method to get ahold of my binge drinking to clear my head.' can I prepare food with wine/vinegars?
How soon after drinking alcohol can I take antabuse (disulfiram)? I am concerned about eating in restaurants and getting alcohol in food. What about hair dye?
At least 24 hours: Wait at least 24 hours after drinking, to take any antabuse (disulfiram). If alcohol is used in cooking, it is generally burned off in the process -- no longer available as free alcohol to cause a reaction. Not so with liquor-laden desserts like creme de menthe over ice cream, etc. Ask for ingredients when ordering. Do not drink hair dye under any circumstances! Used on your head, shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Why?: I have had patients tell me that if the holidays were coming or some big event, they would pop some antabuse (disulfiram). And immediately they would think, "if I take this tonight i'll be able drink in x number of days." if you need Antabuse (disulfiram) to keep from drinking, imho, you have a drinking problem and probably should not be drinking at all. Discuss this with your doctor or counselor. ...Read more
Antabuse (disulfiram): No, sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubt it: It is unlikely. If you are of poor health, the stress may be severe enough; however, in healthy patients, it does not happen. I had one patient do 3-4 shots before they started having a reaction, they had the expected reaction of flushing and nausea which lasted 6 hours. Many of my patients can drink up to half drink before a reaction starts. That is why it should be used with other measures. ...Read more
No: This is not an interfering substance either for the breath or the blood tests. ...Read more
No: One cannot smoke weed (marijuana) while on medications because weed is unhealthy and can react with prescription drugs; not to mention the fact that weed is illegal under U.S. Law. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the patient should bring in all his other medications in to review with his doctor, in case there are possible reactions among the medications. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: The package insert says that alcohol can cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction within 24 hours of drinking alcohol. However, in most cases, all detectable alcohol in blood and the body are gone within 8--10 hours, unless drinking has been very heavy and there is liver damage. If the drug is not deterring you from drinking, you should talk with your doctor about another anti-craving medication. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Antabuse (disulfiram) OTC: Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure: While you're taking disulfiram, alcohol will make you sick but cannabis won't affect you. Right or wrong, cannabis remains illegal in most places. You've probably had bad experiences with alcohol, and while cannabis is less likely to make you belligerent, it's not going to make you smarter, more productive, or (in the long run) happier or better-liked. Hope you find what you really want. Cheers. ...Read more
Should be ok: The tiny amounts of alcohol that could be absorbed topically through the skin from makeup should not be enough to cause any problems with your antabuse (disulfiram). There are alcohol free makeups and skin care products if you are concerned, and these are probably better for your skin anyway. ...Read more
Alcohol: Antabuse (disulfiram) is prescribed to individuals with alcohol problems and is an attempt to stop someone from drinking by inducing a negative reaction when someone drinks. In essence, it psychology employs behavioral theory by connecting alcohol use with a negative experience. Antabuse (disulfiram) prevents the body from breaking down certain chemicals. Other meds do not. ...Read more
Does anyone know if its possible to be prescribed antabuse (disulfiram) if there is a past history of mental illness?
It is possible: One would want to know the type of mental illness prior to using antabuse (disulfiram). Reliability in taking the medication and being able to understand the nature of taking the medication and being responsible all play into prescribing the medication. Your pcp, substance abuse specialist or other qualified health care provider should be consulted prior to using this medication. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am in therapy and looking for a doctor that prescribes antabuse (disulfiram) in colorado springs?
See below: Most pcps well prescribe this if asked. Watch your liver. ...Read more
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