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Dizone 250Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Disulfiram
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Dizone 250Mg Tablet is an alcohol-abuse deterrent. It’s used to treat alcoholism along with counseling therapies. It prevents the unpleasant side effects that come with alcohol consumption by blocking the breakdown of alcohol.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as headache, bad taste in mouth, drowsiness, darkening of urine, seizures, weakness, fatigue, reduced appetite, mental or mood problems, swelling and skin rash. If you face any of allergic reactions or any adverse reaction contact your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Dizone 250Mg Tablet, you are alcoholic, you have severe heart problems/ brain damage/ lung diseases, you have any other allergies, you have diabetes/ seizures/ underactive thyroid/ depression, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your overall medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for treating alcohol dependence is 500 mg, taken orally once daily for 1-2 weeks. The maintained dose is 250 mg taken once daily.

In addition to its intended effect, Dizone 250Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
headache Moderate Less Common
Dizziness. Moderate Less Common
Weakness Moderate Less Common
Skin rash. Moderate Less Common
Metallic taste Moderate Less Common
Restlessness Moderate Less Common
Gastrointestinal disturbance Moderate Less Common
Tremor. Moderate Less Common
Is It safe with alcohol?
Alconol 500mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Pregnant women should avoid using this medicine unless extremely necessary. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus. Doctor consultation is mandatory before using this medicine.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Disulfiram, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Dizone 250Mg Tablet acts as an alcohol-abuse inhibitor. It interferes with the way your body metabolizes alcohol. The body breaks down alcohol into acetaldehyde compounds, which are further broken down by aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme. Dizone 250Mg Tablet prevents the enzyme from functioning properly. As a result, acetaldehyde is not converted to acetic acid, and gets accumulated in the bloodstream instead.
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How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
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How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
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Twice a day
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How did you take this medicine?
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Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Gastrointestinal disturbance
Metallic taste
optical neuritis
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

Can I give dizone and antidepressants together for alcohol addiction and depression?

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Can I give dizone and antidepressants together for alcohol addiction and depression?
No .,such medications shouldnt be given without doctors prescription should be given under doctors guidance
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My father is very much alcohol addict. Should I use Dizone, for him. Without in his knowledge because if I tell him he will not take the medicine.

M.B.B.S., D.N.B. (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
Hello, No do not use Dizone. Dizone is used for motivated client and he should know that he is taking. Alcohol intake after taking tab Dizone has proved fatal in many cases. You need to rule out certain illness before starting dizone. Talk to your father about your worries, his health, motivate him and seek psychiatric help. For stopping alcohol use most important thing is persistent motivation, family support and good detoxification measure. If tried leaving on own he will face withdrawal symptoms. There are various detoxification treatment available with high success rate. There are high chances of success when person drinking alcohol is involved in treatment decision making. You can contact me for any psychiatric help required.
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Sir my father takes wine daily we gave him lots of medicine bt he can't stop it now we give him dizone ND at at the present time he also drinks I want to ask dizone works on him or not?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir my father takes wine daily we gave him lots of medicine bt he can't stop it now we give him dizone ND at at the p...
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand. You must understand the difference between ALCOHOL ADDICTION and abuse. You can definitely quit alcohol in one go. Just stop it and swear not to drink again. Engage yourself in games and other engaging activities during evenings or when you feel the urge. Just a week, your habit should change. There are many other methods, which you can see through internet. The best method is what I suggested. Please try it without fail. Take care.

Hi my uncle is a alcoholic and we gave him Dizone for the last 2 weeks and now he does not want to drink he has quit drinking and he is doing well. Just wondering when should we stop giving him Dizone?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi my uncle is a alcoholic and we gave him Dizone for the last 2 weeks and now he does not want to drink he has quit ...
Dear Pam, I hope Dixone is Disulfiram tablet. Disulfiram and alcohol interaction gives unpleasant feeling and morbid fear. That is why your uncle is not drinking since he is not getting any good feeling with alcohol. If you stop Disulfiram, he will start enjoying alcohol and become dependent within few days by increasing the alcohol intake. So DO NOT STOP Disulfiram unless you want him to drink on an occasion. Disulfiram needs to be stopped 10 days earlier to make him enjoy alcohol.
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Dear sir I am an alcoholic since 3 years now want to stop drinking so please advice if any medicine available for the same also let me know is dizone safe?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

Popular Health Tips

Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

Addiction is a brain ailment that is characterized by irrational engagement in satisfying stimuli despite of argumentative circumstances. Addiction is an ailment where the brain's Reward system malfunctions and only responds to persistently greater level of addictive stimulus like morphine, cocaine, etc.

There are many varieties of addiction like alcoholism, gambling, sexual intercourse, etc. These force a person to isolate himself from the entire society and indulge in his or her addictions. If they are not supplied with the drugs they may react violently and may even die.

Drug treatment is a type of treatment which is intended to aid the abused users stop the uncontrollable usage of drugs and protect them from the adverse effects of it. This treatment has a variety of forms and takes a lot of time as the drug abuse is a chronic disorder and cannot be treated in a short term. Below mentioned are some of the ways by which you can fight back addiction effectively.

• For individuals who are addicted to drugs such as opium and nicotine (Tobacco) are treated with drugs such as methadone, naltrexone for opium addicted individuals and with varenicline and bupropion for tobacco addicted people.

• For individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol Disulfiram and acamprosate are the best medications that are available.

• Many individuals are addicted to the prescribed drugs and their treatment is the same as that of drug abuse that affects the brain. Like the medicine buprenorphine, can be used to treat both heroin obsession and addiction to medications for opium pain treatment.

Behavioral treatments may help people to take part in drug abuse therapies and teach ways to cope up with drugs and help them to against relapse if it occurs.

• Group therapies are the latest form of treatment that is advised to the addicted individuals. Group therapies provide the individual social support and help in enforcing behavioral incidents that will help the lead a non-drug-using lifestyle.

• Lastly individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol or drug abuse or any kind of addictions suffer from depression and also face social, legal and family problems.


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Ways to Deal With Alcoholism

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Surat
Ways to Deal With Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a severe problem, which can make a person's life miserable and also make the society detest him. The aim of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence or staying away from alcohol use. The treatment of alcoholism can only begin when an alcoholic accepts the problem and realizes that he must get rid of the habit for his own good and the good of his loved ones.

There are three main stages in the treatment of alcoholism:

  1. Detoxification: Detoxification is the first step required after a person stops using alcohol. The detox phase may include seizures, hallucinations and delirium tremens. The patient must be kept under proper observation.
  2. Rehabilitation: This step includes proper counseling and medications to provide the person with skills and motivation to remain sober. This can be done by making him an inpatient or outpatient, depending on the condition of the patient.
  3. Maintaining sobriety: This is the most important step where a person's self-will is tested. He needs to stay away from alcohol after getting out of rehabilitation for which he requires support. Meetings conducted by the Alcoholic Anonymous should be attended regularly by a recovering alcoholic.

For people in the early stage of alcoholism, discontinuing alcohol may cause several withdrawal symptoms such as poor sleep and anxiety. For long term alcoholics, severe withdrawal symptoms are experienced, which include shaking of the body, spasms, hallucinations and panic.

Several medicines may be required in the recovery period of an alcoholic.
Anti-anxiety medicines such as benzodiazepines are used for treating withdrawal symptoms like poor sleep. The medicines are usually used in the detoxification period. After this phase, they are discontinued.
For maintaining sobriety and to abstain from alcohol, several medicines are given to recovering alcoholics. A drug known as disulfiram is used after the completion of the detox period. This medicine reacts with alcohol metabolism and causes a person to vomit, become confused, have blurry vision and experience difficulties in breathing after consuming alcohol.

A medicine called naltrexone may be used for reducing alcohol craving. It can be prescribed even when a person drinks. It is given in the form of an injection. Antidepressants are also given to patients to reduce anxiety and depression.

Other ways to deal with alcoholism:
Several other instructions must be strictly followed by a recovering alcoholic to avoid relapse. They are as follows:

  1. People and places related to drinking should be avoided, and a person should make new nonalcoholic friends.
  2. Support groups and AA meeting must be attended regularly for motivation.
  3. Dependence on alcohol should be eliminated by starting different activities and getting involved in things.

Alcoholism is a severe problem, which may lead to death in case of extremities. Alcoholism can ruin a person's life, and proper measures must be taken to eliminate alcoholism.

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