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Disulfiram

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Disulfiram

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Disulfiram Tablet Information

Disulfiram Tablet Benefits & Uses

Disulfiram Tablet is used to treat the following -

  1. Alcoholism Primary

Disulfiram Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Disulfiram Tablet

Disulfiram

Disulfiram Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Disulfiram Tablet is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Weakness
  4. Metallic taste in mouth
  5. Restlessness
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Fainting
  8. Visual Disturbance
  9. Loss of appetite
  10. Stomach ache Severe

Disulfiram Tablet Related Warnings

Is the use of Disulfiram Tablet safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Disulfiram Tablet. If you also feel the same, then discontinue it and start only on doctor advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Disulfiram Tablet safe during breastfeeding?

Disulfiram Tablet should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Disulfiram Tablet on the Kidneys?

Disulfiram Tablet is rarely harmful for kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Disulfiram Tablet on the Liver?

Disulfiram Tablet is rarely harmful for liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Disulfiram Tablet on the Heart?

Disulfiram Tablet has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Disulfiram Tablet with Other Drugs

Disulfiram Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Disulfiram Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Disulfiram Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Alcoholism
  2. Jaundice
  3. Diabetes
  4. Hypothyroidism
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Psychosis
  7. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Disulfiram Tablet

Is this Disulfiram Tablet habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Disulfiram Tablet is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Disulfiram Tablet you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Disulfiram Tablet.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Disulfiram Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

नहीं

Disulfiram Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Disulfiram Tablet

It is safe to take Disulfiram Tablet with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Disulfiram Tablet

Taking Disulfiram Tablet with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

Severe

Disulfiram Tablet से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 10 months पहले

Does Disulfiram cause memory loss?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS, General Physician

No, Disulfiram does not cause any memory loss. However, if you are in doubt that this drug causing memory loss then discuss with your doctor without any hesitation.

सवाल 11 months पहले

Does Disulfiram stop cravings?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Disulfiram does helps in reducing alcohol cravings. It has facilitated clinical benefits in reducing alcohol craving by providing additional psychological support.

सवाल 12 months पहले

Does Disulfiram cause weight gain?

Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS, Diabetology

No, Disulfiram does not cause weight gain in patients who are taking it. However, if you are experiencing any unusual weight gain after taking this drug then inform your doctor immediately without any further delay.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can I take Disulfiram without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, General Physician

Take Disulfiram as advised by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

How does Disulfiram work?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS, General Physician

Disulfiram works by causing unpleasant effects when even small amounts of alcohol are consumed, which reduces the desire to drink. These effects include flushing of the face, headache, nausea, vomiting, choking, and anxiety. These effects begin about 10 minutes after alcohol enters the body and lasts for 1 hour or more. This drug is used as a part of a recovery program that includes medical supervision and counseling.

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References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 394
  2. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Antabuse® (disulfiram)