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What is the definition or description of: Disulfiram allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Disulfiram allergy?

Disulfiram Allergy: Disulfiram (Antabuse or Antabus is used as a treatment for chronic alcohol addiction. It causes one to be very sensitive to alcohol. When alcohol is ingested it can cause flushing, nausea, vomiting, headache, shortness of breath, visual problems, confusion, fainting & even death. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

Disulfiram Allergy (Definition)

Disulfiram (Antabuse or Antabus is used as a treatment for chronic alcohol addiction. It causes one to be very sensitive to alcohol. When alcohol is ingested it can cause flushing, nausea, vomiting, headache, shortness of breath, visual problems, confusion, fainting & even death. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Antabuse (disulfiram) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Antabuse (disulfiram) allergy?

Antabuse Allergy: Disulfiram (Antabuse) is used as a treatment for chronic alcohol addiction. It causes one to be very sensitive to alcohol. When alcohol is ingested it can cause mild to extreme side effects such as: flushing, nausea, vomiting, headache, shortness of breath, visual problems, confusion, fainting & even death. Allergic reactions: swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, difficulty breathing. ...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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Who should not take Antabuse (disulfiram)?

Avoid antabuse (disulfiram): Alcohol intoxication, Epileptic seizures, severe Cardio vascular disorders, liver or kidney inflammation, low thyroid, Diabetes, severe mental illness with loss of reality. Also, poorly compliant patients in detox who continue drinking. ...Read more

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Is there natural form of antabuse (disulfiram)?

Is there natural form of antabuse (disulfiram)?

No: One other medicine, Flagyl (metronidazole), used for vaginal infections and other parasitic infections, has antabuse-like actions, so if people drink on it, they get nauseated. Some people of asian background naturally do not make enough of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol (which is blocked by antabuse) so they get some of the same symptoms- - flushing, nausea, headache, dizziness. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from drinking on antabuse (disulfiram)?

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

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Do you need a prescription for antabuse (disulfiram)?

Do you need a prescription for antabuse (disulfiram)?

Yes: Antabuse (disulfiram) is a medication that needs a doctor's prescription. It is not sold over-the-counter. Antabuse is used to help a person quit drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Does antabuse (disulfiram) cause liver damage?

Antabuse (disulfiram) & Liver: Hepatitis can occur after weeks or months of starting Antabuse (disulfiram). Baseline liver function tests are needed before starting Antabuse (disulfiram). ...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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How effective is disulfiram (Antabuse) for treating alcoholism?

How effective is disulfiram (Antabuse) for treating alcoholism?

Antabuse (disulfiram): To deter alcohol use, due to unpleasant reaction if mixed. Quite effective if you comply with it & not drink. ...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 medication antabuse (disulfiram)?

What is medication antabuse (disulfiram)?

Anti alcohol abuse: Antabuse (disulfiram) is also called disulfram. Basically it leads to a very quick onset hangover. It is used to keep patients from abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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What is Antabuse (disulfiram) typically used for?

What is Antabuse (disulfiram) typically used for?

Antabuse (disulfiram): To deter alcohol use, due to unpleasant reaction if mixed. Quite effective if you comply with it and not drink. ...Read more

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Can you use antabuse (disulfiram) as a prn, only on days you are at a party?

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

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

Avoiding Alcohol: I think the only comment here is any foods with alcohol. Otherwise there are no known restrictions or recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Disulfiram (Definition)

Disulfiram is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more