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 reaction that is bad you are drinking alcoholic beverages.
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Take this medicine by mouth with or without food, frequently once daily within the morning or as directed by your doctor. If this medication causes drowsiness, simply 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.
Utilize this medication regularly to get the benefit that is most from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Drowsiness, tiredness, hassle, 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 doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember your doctor has recommended this medicine she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your medical practitioner right away if any of these unlikely but serious adverse effects occur: decreased intimate ability, vision modifications, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, muscle weakness, mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, extreme excitement/confusion), seizures, confusion.
This medication may rarely rarely cause serious fatal) liver disease. If you notice any of the following not likely but very severe adverse effects, tell your doctor straight away: persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
A really serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any observeable symptoms of a significant allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is simply not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Call your medical professional for medical advice about negative effects. You may possibly 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 adverse effects to wellness 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 trigger allergic reactions or other problems. Speak with your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have actually specific conditions that are medical. Before making use of this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe heart/blood vessel disease (age.g., coronary artery disease), certain mental/mood condition (psychosis).
Before by using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), mind disorders (age.g., seizures, brain damage), kidney disease, liver disease, personal or 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 vision that is blurred. These symptoms can last from 30 moments to several hours. Tell your doctor right away if these signs happen, particularly if they persist or worsen.
A 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 pregnancy, this medication must certanly be used only when clearly required. Talk about the dangers and advantages along with your doctor.
Its unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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