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Dizone 250Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Disulfiram
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 28, 2019

This medication is primarily used for treating alcoholism among patients. It is also prescribed for counseling therapies, that prevent the breakdown of alcohol and the side effects that come with alcohol.

The contraindications of the medicine are not known clearly. However, patients having liver and kidney diseases must take medicine under medical supervision. There are certain side effects of the medicine.

The most common ones are drowsiness, headache, having a bad taste in the mouth, fatigue, dark colored urine, stomach pain and skin problems. A loss of appetite is also observed while on this medicine.

Dizone 250Mg Tablet has a duration of around 2 weeks after consumption. The onset of action of the medicine is 2 to 12 hours of consumption. There was no habit-forming reports for the medicine. It is not considered safe with alcohol as it can cause serious reactions like vomiting, breathing problems and anxiety.

It is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding women. Driving is not recommended for the medicine as it may cause side effects such as dizziness and headache. It must be used with caution for patients having liver and kidney diseases.

Dizone Tablet is used to treat the following problems:

  • Alcoholism

Common side effects of Dizone Tablet are as follows:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is not considered safe with alcohol as it can cause serious reactions like vomiting, breathing problems and anxiety. It should be taken as per the doctor’s instructions.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    It is not recommended for pregnant women and must be taken under medical supervision.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is not recommended for breastfeeding women and must be taken under medical supervision. It must not be taken unless necessary.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Driving is not recommended for the medicine as it may cause side effects such as dizziness and headache. Any action that requires mental alertness must be avoided while on this medicine.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    It must be used with caution for patients having kidney diseases. The doctor must be consulted as dose adjustment may be required.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    It must be used with caution for patients having liver diseases. The doctor must be consulted as dose adjustment may be required.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The medicine’s duration of effect is around 2 weeks after consumption

  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action of the medicine is 2 to 12 hours of consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    There was no habit-forming reports for the medicine. The doctor must be consulted if there are such conditions.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dizone 250Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose must be taken as soon as possible. If the time for the next dose arrives, skip the missed dose and resume the normal schedule. Do not take extra dosage.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    The doctor must be consulted if there is any case of overdose. It is recommended that you do not overdose on the medicine, as it may worsen the condition and may cause poisoning.

This medication 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. It prevents the enzyme from functioning properly. As a result, acetaldehyde is not converted to acetic acid, and gets accumulated in the bloodstream instead.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    The medicine’s interaction with the diseases is not available.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    It is not considered safe with alcohol as it can interact with it and cause serious reactions like vomiting, breathing problems and anxiety.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    The medicine is known to interact with medicines such as Paraldehyde, Leflunomide, and syrups containing alcohol.

Ques: What is Dizone 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: This is an alcohol-abuse deterrent. It’s used to treat alcoholism and prevents the unpleasant side effects that come with alcohol consumption by blocking the breakdown of alcohol. It contains Disulfiram as an active ingredient. Dizone Tablet works by blocking the oxidation of alcohol at the acetaldehyde stage of the alcohol metabolism process.

Ques: What is the use of Dizone 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: This is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like treatment of alcohol addiction or the management of chronic alcoholism.

Ques: What are the side effects of Dizone 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medicine. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Skin Rash, Metallic Taste, Restlessness, Dark Colored Urine, Stomach Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Vomiting, Difficulty In Breathing, Sweating and Anxiety.

Ques: Is Dizone 250Mg Tablet over-the-counter medicine?

Ans: No, this is not an over-the-counter medicine. It is mainly used for alcohol withdrawal and should only be used if prescribed by a doctor. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Dizone 250Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is within 1 day, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same experience is not mandatory to everyone and so, it is not a recommended time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Dizone 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: This drug is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval up to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Dizone 250Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on using it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Dizone 250Mg Tablet?

Ans: The drug contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication, away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Dizone 250Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Dizone 250Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Dizone 250Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Dizone 250Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Dizone 250Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Dizone 250Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Dizone 250Mg Tablet ?
FAQs about Dizone 250Mg Tablet