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Dr. Arthur Aylsworth
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Disulfiram (Overview)

Disulfiram is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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

Dr. Arthur Aylsworth
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Disulfiram (Overview)

Disulfiram is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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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Is disulfiram used to treat patients who are addicted to alcohol?

Is disulfiram used to treat patients who are addicted to alcohol?

It can be.: The are several medications available to help with alcohol dependence, one of which is Disulfiram or antabuse (disulfiram). ...Read more

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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

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My bf takes 200mg disulfiram daily last time on them he was fine this time a red bumpy rash everyday. Will doc take him off him. He needs them.

See below: Disulfiram can cause a rash and this is reported as a common side effect. Whether this is enough to stop the med, i would refer to his doctor and have the rash looked at. ...Read more

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Where can I get antabuse (disulfiram)?

Antabuse (disulfiram): From your doctor, by prescription.

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Why do they use antabuse (disulfiram)?

Why do they use antabuse (disulfiram)?

Antabuse (disulfiram): With alcohol.To deter alcohol use, due to unpleasant reaction if mixed. ...Read more

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What is antabuse (disulfiram) used for?

Alcoholism: Antabuse (disulfiram) causes the person who takes it and drinks alcohol to become violently ill. Mutual support such as alcoholics anonymous is a gentler method of treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Antabuse (Definition)

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