This medication is used along side support and counseling to treat alcoholism. Disulfiram works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body. This causes you to have a bad reaction when you are drinking alcoholic beverages.
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Take this medicine by mouth with or without meals, usually once daily within the morning or as directed by your doctor. If this medication causes drowsiness, take it at bedtime.
Dosage is based on your condition that is medical and to therapy. The maximum recommended dose that is daily 500 milligrams.
Use 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, headache, acne, and taste that is metallic/garlic-like 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.
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 doctor straight away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: decreased sexual capability, vision modifications, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, muscle weakness, mental/mood modifications (e.g., agitation, extreme excitement/confusion), seizures, confusion.
This drug may hardly ever rarely cause serious fatal) liver condition. In the event that you notice any of the following not likely but very serious side effects, tell your doctor straight away: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
An extremely serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any outward symptoms of a critical allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
It is not a complete list of possible side 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 might report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about adverse effects. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking disulfiram, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to thiuram or thiuram-related chemicals (found in pesticides and rubber); or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which causes allergic reactions or other issues. Speak to your pharmacist for lots more details.
This medication should not be used if you have specific conditions that are medical. Before by using this medicine, consult your physician or pharmacist if you have: severe heart/blood vessel disease (age.g., coronary artery disease), certain mental/mood condition (psychosis).
Before applying this medication, inform your physician or pharmacist your health background, especially of: diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), mind disorders (e.g., seizures, brain harm), 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 blurred vision. These symptoms can last from 30 moments to hours that are several. Tell your medical practitioner straight away if these signs happen, particularly if 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 medical attention if you have got these symptoms.
During pregnancy, this medication ought to be used only once clearly required. Talk about the risks and advantages together with your doctor.
Its unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Check with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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