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Have you tried medications for alcoholism ?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: YES HAVE PRESCRIBED
There are two approaches ; 1.
To reduce cravings using either Campral or naltrxone or 2. The deterrent Antabuse (disulfiram) that only reacts if you are exposed to alcohol. The deterrent works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol with a build up of one of the metabolites and this leads to nausea, vomiting, and elevated blood pressure. Varying response rates to these to be honest. Have to really want it!

In brief: YES HAVE PRESCRIBED
There are two approaches ; 1.
To reduce cravings using either Campral or naltrxone or 2. The deterrent Antabuse (disulfiram) that only reacts if you are exposed to alcohol. The deterrent works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol with a build up of one of the metabolites and this leads to nausea, vomiting, and elevated blood pressure. Varying response rates to these to be honest. Have to really want it!
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Also
I agree with dr ali, also Campral can help with cravings.
Naltrexone (revia), especially in the monthly depot form (vivitrol) can help decrease cravings and the number of days drinking heavily.

In brief: Also
I agree with dr ali, also Campral can help with cravings.
Naltrexone (revia), especially in the monthly depot form (vivitrol) can help decrease cravings and the number of days drinking heavily.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol
Antabuse (disulfiram) is a good deterrant.

In brief: Alcohol
Antabuse (disulfiram) is a good deterrant.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol
Another deterrant medication would be antabuse (disulfiram).
Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Alcohol
Another deterrant medication would be antabuse (disulfiram).
Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: The treatment of
Alcoholism in some patients may be very complex.
In short, medications are used for underlying problems such as depression, anxiety or ocd, but there is also a medication to help control cravings with alcoholism, campral. For some patients the Campral can be life saving.

In brief: The treatment of
Alcoholism in some patients may be very complex.
In short, medications are used for underlying problems such as depression, anxiety or ocd, but there is also a medication to help control cravings with alcoholism, campral. For some patients the Campral can be life saving.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alcohol
Agree. Also, an older remedy is antabuse (disulfiram).

In brief: Alcohol
Agree. Also, an older remedy is antabuse (disulfiram).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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