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 reaction that is bad you consume 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 daily dose is 500 milligrams.
Utilize this medication regularly to get the benefit that is most from it. Each day to help you remember, take it at the same time.
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 pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Keep in mind that the doctor has recommended 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 doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but adverse that is serious occur: decreased sexual ability, vision changes, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, muscle weakness, mental/mood changes (age.g., agitation, extreme excitement/confusion), seizures, confusion.
This medication may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) liver condition. If you notice any of the after not likely but very severe negative effects, tell your doctor immediately: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
A tremendously serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any observeable symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
It is 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 physician for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report adverse effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical practitioner for medical advice about negative effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking disulfiram, tell 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 ingredients that are inactive which may cause sensitive reactions or other dilemmas. Keep in touch with your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should never be used in the event that you have actually specific conditions that are medical. Before applying this medicine, consult your medical professional or pharmacist for those who have: severe heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease), certain mental/mood condition (psychosis).
Before applying this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your health background, especially of: diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), mind disorders (e.g., seizures, brain damage), kidney disease, liver disease, personal or genealogy 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 vision that is blurred. These symptoms can endure from 30 minutes to several hours. Tell your medical practitioner immediately if these signs happen, 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 medical attention if you have these symptoms.
During maternity, this medication is used only if clearly required. Discuss the risks and benefits together with your doctor.
Its unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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