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What causes nausea with disulfiram?

What causes nausea with disulfiram?

Acetaldehyde: Disulfiram is a drug used to treat alcohol dependence. It blocks the normal breakdown of alcohol in the body and leads to the build-up of a chemical called acetaldehyde. This leads to many effects including nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Aylsworth
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What is the chemical name of disulfiram (antabuse) and what is it for?

What is the chemical name of disulfiram (antabuse) and what is it for?

Alcohol abuse: Disulfiram is the generic name for the drug. Though not used much anymore, Disulfiram is designed to help treat alcohol addiction. Drinking alcohol while taking Disulfiram leads to flushing, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Has anyone had experience with disulfiram?

Has anyone had experience with disulfiram?

Yes: The GI symptoms shortly after ingesting alcohol are nasty; strong motivation to not flirt with that first drink. ...Read more

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What is disulfiram (antabuse) and what is it used for?

What is  disulfiram (antabuse) and what is it used for?

See below: Disulfiram is approved as a treatment for alcohol dependence. It works by interfering with the breakdown of alcohol leading to an accumulation of acetaldehyde which causes nausea and flushing. It also seems to slow metabolism of Dopamine which has led to its having a small role in Cocaine dependence. ...Read more

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Please tell me what counteracts disulfiram?

Why?: you planning on drinking on it? Bad idea, since the reaction can be so immediate and nasty that there isn't time for an antidote. If you are the person on antabuse, the only reason to want to counteract it would be to drink, and that would be BAD for you, so I am not going to say. But there ISNT anything to counteract it you can use to safely drink. An Antabuse reaction can be treated with meds. ...Read more

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Is drinking with disulfiram (antabuse) the worst of the side effects?

Is drinking with disulfiram (antabuse) the worst of the side effects?

See below: Disulfiram is approved as a treatment for alcohol dependence. It works by interfering with the breakdown of alcohol leading to an accumulation of acetaldehyde which causes nausea and flushing when you drink. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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