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Sometimes I get the side effect of disulfiram tab. Such as vomiting, tiredness etc. What should I do after this?

Dr. Sunit Kasar 88% (43 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Sometimes I get the side effect of disulfiram tab. Such as vomiting, tiredness etc. What should I do after this?
If you are having disulfiram and drinking after that, you will suffer from vomiting and tiredness. If you aren't drinking, you might need some other medications for the symptoms.
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How long can a patient take disulfiram? So that he become fully alcohol dependent.

Dr. Sabir Hasan Farooqui 89% (350 ratings)
M.Sc - Biotechnology , B.Sc Biochemistry, B.Sc (Microbiology), PhD
Psychologist, Pune
How long can a patient take disulfiram? So that he become fully alcohol dependent.
Its your will power that will make you alcohol independent. Unless you recognise that its the root cause of all sort of bad thing, it spoil personal life. Its a major cause of accidental death, family issues, even major rape cases the person in drunken, some time he even not spare his own family member. If disulfiram is to be used, the patient must clearly understand the risks of drinking while taking the drug, and the physician and patient must agree about the need for continued clinical supervision and monitoring for efficacy and side effects. The physician must also recognize that disulfiram is only an adjunctive therapy and that continued support, supervision, and other therapeutic measures are required. Disulfiram is probably effective in reducing the frequency of alcohol consumption in the compliant patient over the short term (e.g. 6 months). Certain subgroups of patients, such as those who are older, those who are more socially stable, and those who are well-motivated, may experience a beneficial effect for longer periods. The drug may be most effective in reducing short-term alcohol consumption when the compliance of the patient is supervised, although consideration of this kind of therapy includes the practical problems of supervising the patient and concerns that the supervising person may be placed in a difficult position. Its not magic wick. Ultimate its you who decide and there are ways to avoid it, please try speaking to me.
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Dear sir/mam. I am using disulfiram 250 for alcohol treatment. Can I use prodep 20 with disulfiram to reduce anxiety and depression?

Dr. Jagadeesan M.S. 96% (12039 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear sir/mam.
I am using disulfiram 250 for alcohol treatment.
Can I use prodep 20 with disulfiram to reduce anxiety ...
There are no interactions between the two, you can use them. But consult a psychiatrist before taking prodep as the antidepressants are tailored to the symptoms. All the best.
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I am using disulfiram 500 tablet for deaddiction from alcohol as prescribed by psychiatrist is it helpful & safe.

Dr. Jagadeesan M.S. 96% (12039 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am using disulfiram 500 tablet for deaddiction from alcohol as prescribed by psychiatrist is it helpful & safe.
It s helpful, it s an anti deterrent agent. Avoid exposure to anything and everything which has alcohol, u can develop severe reaction
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It's for my husband 46 years. He has Addiction of alcohol. Any medicine for de addiction. disulfiram will good for him?

Dr. Saranya Devanathan 93% (2584 ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It's for my husband 46 years. He has Addiction of alcohol. Any medicine for de addiction. disulfiram will good for him?
Dear lybrate-user, Many psychiatrists are trained in addiction medicines. It is better that you consult one of them. First 1-2 weeks, focus will be on assessment or body health, motivational level, admission to hospital and treatment of withdrawal symptoms. Then for next 9-12 months, he will be given anti-craving medicines and focus will be on prevention of lapses and relapses. For Disulfiram, you need to take him into confidence and take his consent. Alcohol disulfiram interaction can be severe that needs instant treatment. It causes aversion to alcohol and he will be scared to drink alcohol. This needs to be done under the continued guidance by psychiatrist. It will be good for him if his motivational level is high.
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Sir, When I drink alcohol. Disulfiram reaction show me on my face but my family says they are not giving me any medicine like this. Is it possible.

Dr. Saranya Devanathan 93% (2584 ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Neeraj, It is nice that you get disulfiram reaction on you face itself. It is a good aversion for you not to drink alcohol. For that benefit only, disulfiram was given originally. Disulfiram has a long half life - that means, after stopping disulfiram, for it to leave your body it takes time. So it is possible for you to have its reaction, even without disulfiram. It takes more time to leave your body, if your liver has not improved after stopping alcohol. Disulfiram gets digested in liver to reach the blood and nerves. If your liver functions have improved, especially GGT less than 40, you can be more sure that disulfiram will get out of your body within a week or 10 days. If liver functions well, it will throw away the alcohol your drank within 1/2 hour also. It is always safe for you not to drink at all or stop when the reaction starts itself. If you continue drinking, it can even become fatal.
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I am suffering from gastritis since long days. I am alcoholic. Taking disulfiram but I am drinking alcohol too.

Dr. Ashok Gupta 91% (5463 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering from gastritis since long days. I am alcoholic. Taking disulfiram but I am drinking alcohol too.
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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I took disulfiram (crotonol 500 mg) and I took alcohol in the evening. I got severe head ache .how can I stop this. Any medicine for this?

Dr. Prof. Jagadeesan M.S. 96% (12039 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I took disulfiram (crotonol 500 mg) and I took alcohol in the evening. I got severe head ache .how can I stop this. A...
Kindly go to emergency medicine department and get observed for next 24 hours for chances of circulatory collapse. They would know how to stabilise and resuscitate you. It is life threatening to get exposed to alcohol after disulfiram. Good luck.
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How many days the disulfiram effective? Means he should not drink to avoid vomiting nausea. Is any other antabuse types of drug for smoking also.

Dr. Bharat Agarwal 91% (71 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Disulfiram is a good friend. He ask you daily don't take alcohol as disulfiram is with u. For smoking cessation such aversion phenomena is not seen with medicine but many other options available. Like nicotine patch, vernicline tablet, nicotine replacement lozeng.
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