This medication is employed along with counseling and support to treat alcoholism. Disulfiram works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body. This causes you to have a bad reaction when you drink alcohol.
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Take this medication by mouth with or without food, frequently once daily into the morning or as directed by your doctor. If this medicine causes drowsiness, just take it at bedtime.
Dosage is based on your condition that is medical and to therapy. The maximum recommended dose that is daily 500 milligrams.
Make use of this medication regularly to get the benefit that is most from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Drowsiness, tiredness, frustration, acne, and metallic/garlic-like taste in the mouth may occur as your body gets used to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medication she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your physician right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: decreased intimate capability, vision modifications, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, muscle weakness, mental/mood modifications (e.g., agitation, extreme excitement/confusion), seizures, confusion.
This drug may rarely rarely cause serious fatal) liver condition. In the event that you notice any of the after unlikely but very severe negative effects, inform your doctor immediately: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
An extremely serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any observeable symptoms of a significant allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Call your physician for medical advice about side-effects. You might report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report effects that are side wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking disulfiram, inform your doctor or pharmacist in the event that you are allergic to it; or to thiuram or thiuram-related chemicals (found in pesticides and rubber); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which may cause sensitive reactions or other problems. Communicate with your pharmacist for more details.
This medicine should not be used in the event that you have specific medical conditions. Before applying this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease), specific mental/mood condition (psychosis).
Before applying this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), mind disorders (e.g., seizures, brain damage), kidney disease, liver disease, personal or genealogy and family history of regular use/abuse of drugs.
Avoid all alcoholic beverages or alcohol-containing products/foods (e.g., cough and cold syrups, mouthwash, aftershave, sauces, vinegars) while taking this medication and for 2 weeks after stopping the medication. Check all product labels carefully to make sure that there is no alcohol in the product. Using alcohol, even a small amount, while taking this medication can lead to a reaction that may include flushing, throbbing headache, breathing problems (e.g., shortness of breath, fast breathing), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme tiredness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, or blurred vision. These symptoms can last from 30 moments to several hours. Tell your medical practitioner right away if these symptoms occur, specially if they persist or worsen.
A far more reaction that is serious this medication and alcohol may include trouble breathing, seizures, loss of consciousness, chest/jaw/left arm pain. Seek immediate attention that is medical you have got these symptoms.
During pregnancy, this medication must certanly be used only if clearly required. Talk about the risks and advantages with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Check with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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