Only administer after the patient has abstained from ethanol for at least 12 hr Use ONLY as adjunct to supportive & psychotherapeutic treatment; in motivated patient 500 mg PO q Day initially for 1-2 weeks; not to exceed 500 mg/day Maintenance: 250 mg PO q Day (125-500 mg range); continue therapy until a bases for self-control has been established; patient may continue to take drug therapy for months or even years When Et OH ingested by patient taking disulfiram: flushing, throbbing HA, N/V, diaphoresis, thirst, SOB, syncope, vertigo, blurred vision, confusion; respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmias, MI or liver failure may occur Use caution in diabetes, hypothyroidism, seizures, nephritis, hepatic impairment Severe hepatitis and/or hepatic failure has been associated with therapy even in patients without prior history of abnormal hepatic function Produces sensitivity to Et OH via blocking its oxidation at acetaldehyde stage, resulting in unpleasant reactions including palpitations, hypotension, chest pain, nausea, vertigo, thirst, flushing, and nausea The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits. Use of disulfiram or medication related to it with preparations containing alcohol can cause unpleasant side effects such as throbbing in the head and neck, palpitations, tachycardia, hypotension, sweating, nausea, and vomiting. Antabuse and Feeling Sick Antabuse and Contraction Alkalosis Antabuse and Alcoholism Antabuse and Addiction Antabuse and Naltrexone Antabuse and Alcohol Antabuse and Cost Antabuse and Pills Antabuse and Delivery Antabuse and Side Effects Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice.
View discussions about taking Antabuse during pregnancy Alcohol warning on Antabuse Use of disulfiram or medication related to it with preparations containing alcohol can cause unpleasant side effects such as throbbing in the head and neck, palpitations, tachycardia, hypotension, sweating, nausea, and vomiting. A handy fact sheet on disulfiram in pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is also a Choice and Medication leaflet with general help and information, including.