ANTABUSE (Antalcol, Disulfiram) 500mg - 50 tabs

ANTABUSE (Antalcol, Disulfiram) 500mg - 50 tabs
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  • Manufacturer: Sintofarm
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Uses

 This medication is used to help treat alcoholism. This drug is not a cure for alcoholism and must be used in combination with supportive therapy and counseling. This medication must never be used without a person's knowledge.
Notes

  • Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

Storage

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.

How To Use

  • Take this medication by mouth, usually one or two tablets daily as directed by your doctor.
  • Tablets can be crushed or mixed with liquid if swallowing is a problem.
  • Do not take this medication for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol.
  • While taking this medication, it is extremely important you avoid alcohol in all forms including beer, wine, aftershave lotions, mouthwash, colognes, liquid medications.
  • Read labels carefully, including those of nonprescription products, and ask your pharmacist about the alcohol content if you are uncertain.

Side Effects

  • This medication may cause headache, drowsiness, restlessness, skin rash, acne, garlic-like aftertaste, changes in vision.
  • Inform your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
  • Unlikely to occur but report tingling of hands or feet or jaundice symptoms (e.g., strong stomach pains or nausea, dark urine, yellowing of eyes or skin).
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart, liver or kidney problems; diabetes, psychiatric problems and of any allergies you may have, especially to rubber or pesticides.
  • This medication causes an intolerance to alcohol.
  • Drinking alcohol while on this medication can cause serious effects that can last from 30 minutes to several hours.
  • It produces an unpleasant reaction of flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, pounding heart (palpitations), blurred vision or weakness when even small amounts of alcohol are ingested.
  • These disulfiram-alcohol reactions can occur up to two weeks after the medication has been stopped.
  • Because disulfiram can cause drowsiness, use caution when driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness.
  • Disulfiram should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if disulfiram is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose

  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered if it is within 12 hours of the missed dose.
  • If it is past 12 hours when you remember, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions

  • Disulfiram can affect the way your body reacts to other drugs.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of amitriptyline, isoniazid, metronidazole, theophylline, phenytoin and warfarin.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.