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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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

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Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

No: Not unless you want to have a new addiction. Clearly you are taking this med for problems related to alcohol. Replacing that with a new substance will very likely result in cross addiction. Get healthy support. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still smoke pot while taking the drug antabuse (disulfiram)?

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

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The prescription drug disulfiram is used to treat the addiction to what?

The prescription drug disulfiram is used to treat the addiction to what?

Alcohol: 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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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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Can cymbalta, (duloxetine) campral, and antabuse be taken together?

Yes: Acamprosate has no known drug interactions, and can be used safely with the other medications. Your doctor should have explained to you the many forms of hidden alcohol you need to avoid when taking Antabuse (disulfiram). If different doctors are prescribing the different medicines, you need to let them know all the medicines you are taking. ...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

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Can antabuse (disulfiram) be used to treat hangover?

No, not unless: You want to risk getting very sick from antabuse (disulfiram) ...Read more

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Can you smoke weed while taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

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

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Drank 11 hours ago, took antabuse (disulfiram) this morning?

Drank 11 hours ago, took antabuse (disulfiram) this morning?

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

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Can someone exercise on antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can someone exercise on antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: It is ok to exercise with antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram). As always when on a drug proceed cautiously to begin with and if lightheaded back of - if no problems then proceed to graduate upwards ...Read more

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What vitamin could have a bad interaction with antabuse (disulfiram)?

What vitamin could have a bad interaction with antabuse (disulfiram)?

None: No vitamins are known to have any interactions with antabuse (disulfiram). Indeed, I feel it is wise for alcoholics to take b vitamins. Esp. High doses of vitamin b3, and many will also benefit from vit c, zinc. Magnesium, chromium etc.- see http://www. The-alcoholism-guide. Org/orthomolecular-alcoholism-treatment. Html
however, one should avoid any herbs in tincture form! ...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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Why is it that antabuse (disulfiram) cointraindicated in hypertension?

It's not: It's not contraindicated in hypertension. It is contraindicated in cases of renal impairment and severe heart/aortic diseases. These conditions may be caused or co-exist with hypertension, but a well controlled hypertension or that w/out kidney/heart disease is not a contraindication in and of itself. ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Arthur Aylsworth
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Disulfiram (Definition)

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Antabuse (Definition)

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