Antabuse (Disulfiram) is used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It is not a cure.
Antabuse (Disulfiram) may be described as a white to off – white, odorless and an almost tasteless powder. This medication dissolves in water to the extent of about 20mg in 100ml and in alcohol to the extent of about 3.8mg in 100ml.
Uses of Antabuse.
Disulfiram treats chronic alcohol dependence problem(s) and is not a cure.
How to use Antabuse?
Contact your paediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.
Take exactly as directed by your health care professional.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent contact your doctor immediately.
yellowing of the skin/eyes
sexual difficulty / impotence
numbness/pain/tingling in the hands/feet
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form.
Inform your doctor about any other medication you may be taking in any other form.
Antabuse - overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Antabuse - notes
If you conceive whilst on a course with this medication inform your doctor immediately.
If you need to undergo any kind of surgery, inform your doctor you are taking this medicine.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to conceive.
Do not drink alcohol whilst on a course with this medication and for 2 weeks after you stop taking disulfiram.
Do not treat yourself with OTC medication whilst on a course with this medication, without consulting with your health care professional.
Avoid inhaling paint fumes and products that contain organic solvents.
Avoid alcohol based toiletries and perfumes. Disulfiram has equivalent effect as branded Antabuse. Buy Antabuse generic and save 80% on each order.
Antabuse - Missed Dose
Do not double doses to make up for a missed dose. Consult your health care professional about your missed dose.
Other uses of Antabuse
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How to storage Antabuse?
Store at room temperature between 25 degrees C / 77 degrees F, away from heat and moisture.
Precautions while taking Antabuse.
Do not suddenly stop taking disulfiram, unless advised by your health care professional to do so.
A reaction may occur up to 2 weeks after stopping the medication.
Do not take disulfiram within 12 hours of having had alcohol or any alcohol containing beverage.
Wear an identification bracelet/necklace with your contact information, name of your medication, identification of your condition and the details of your health care professional/person(s), in case of an emergency.