This medication can be used along side 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 consume alcohol.
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Take this medication by mouth with or without meals, frequently once daily within the or as directed by your doctor morning. If this medication causes drowsiness, simply take it at bedtime.
Dosage is based on your condition that is medical and to therapy. The maximum recommended daily dose is 500 milligrams.
Use 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.
Remember your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your physician immediately if any of these unlikely but side that is serious occur: decreased intimate ability, vision changes, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, muscle weakness, mental/mood modifications (age.g., agitation, extreme excitement/confusion), seizures, confusion.
This medication may rarely rarely cause serious fatal) liver illness. In the event that you notice any of the after unlikely but very severe unwanted effects, tell your doctor immediately: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
A really serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any outward symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is simply not a list that is complete of adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for medical advice about negative effects. You may report adverse effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report effects that are side wellness Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking disulfiram, tell your doctor or pharmacist if 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 could cause sensitive reactions or other issues. Speak with your pharmacist to get more details.
This medication should never be used in the event that you have actually particular conditions that are medical. Before by using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist when you have: severe heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease), certain mental/mood condition (psychosis).
Before making use of this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), mind disorders (age.g., seizures, brain damage), kidney disease, liver disease, personal or genealogy and family history of regular use/abuse of drugs.
Avoid all beverages that are alcoholic 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 vision that is blurred. These symptoms can last from 30 moments to several hours. Tell your medical practitioner right away if these signs happen, especially when they persist or worsen.
An even more serious reaction with 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 these symptoms.
During pregnancy, this medication must be used only if clearly needed. Talk about the dangers and benefits together with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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