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US Brand Name Generic Antabuse
Generic Name Disulfiram
Other Brand Name Chronol, Alconil
Packing 10
Manufacturer Intas, Preet Remedies, Kolson India Healthcare, Zenlabs
Form Tablet
Strength 500 mg
Country India

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Details

Introduction

Generic Antabuse or Disulfiram is used for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. Though this medication is not a cure but is found effective in the treatment of chronic alcoholism. The medication works by interfering metabolism of alcohol. People administering this drug are advised not to consume alcohol because even the small amount of alcohol consumed causes unpleasant effects. Patients are prescrbed Antabuse for the treatment of alcohol de-addiction because this medication leads to develop distaste for this addictive substance and helps people to get rid of the alcohol addiction.


Use

Generic Antabuse is primarily used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism. The medication works by blocking alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme, which is involved in the metabolism of ethanol. This medication is mostly used as de-addiction remedy for alcoholism as it shows action upon the metabolism of alcohol in the body. Alcohol consumed by the patients is converted into acetaldehyde due to the metabolic processes of the body. This acetaldehyde is a toxic substance that causes hangover symptoms in patients who heavily consume alcohol. Later this acetaldehyde is converted to acetic acid, which is not harmful for the body. Antabuse restrain the conversion of acetaldehyde to acetic acid thereby increasing the amount of acetaldehyde in the body that causes several unpleasant symptoms helping patients to get rid of alcoholism completely.


Side effects

Like any other medication it is possible with generic Antabuse also that people might experience some side effects. Though, it is not compulsory for each and every individual taking the medication to experience side effects as most of the people tolerate it quite well. Some of the commonly associated side effects that need to be consulted with healthcare professionals include:


Composition

Active ingredient present in generic Antabuse is Disulfiram.


Important Precautions

It is often recommended to people that prior using Antabuse they should consult with the doctor. People who are allergic to one or any of its ingredients need to inform their doctor because they likely have a chance of developing allergic reactions. Even people with a history of stroke, coronary heart disease, psychotic illness, hypertension, and people at risk of suicide need to discuss their condition with the doctors before taking the medication. Pregnant ladies and breast feeding mothers are also not advised to take this medication.


Dosage and administration

People prescribed with generic Antabuse are advised to strictly follow the dosage suggested by the doctors. Initially patients are prescribed with 500 mg in a day for one to two weeks. Patients are advised to take the medication during bedtime as this induces sedative effect in the patients. The maximum dosage of Antabuse should not exceed than 500 mg and for maintenance therapy the patients are suggested with the dose of 250 mg per day.