Disulfiram is a medicine that helps to stop drinking as it causes the emergence of unpleasant side effects when taken along with alcohol. Thus, Disulfiram helps in treatment against alcoholism.Dissulfiram is sold under the trade name Antiethanol by the Sanofi-Aventis laboratory in tablet form.
Disulfiram is indicated to help in the treatment of chronic alcoholism, as it prevents the ingestion of alcoholic beverages due to the previous knowledge of the unpleasant reactions that can cause when ingested with alcoholic beverages.
Where to buy Disulfiram
Disulfiram can be purchased at pharmacies, and requires a prescription.
The price of Dissulfiram ranges from 5 to 7 reais, and is sold in packs of 20 tablets.
How to take Disulfiram
You should take Dissulfiram as directed by your doctor, and it is recommended to take 2 tablets daily in a single dose for 2 weeks.
After the first 2 weeks of treatment, the dose may be reduced to 1 tablet per day, as directed by your doctor.
Disulfiram Side Effects
Side effects of Disulfiram may be skin hives, drowsiness, feeling tired, headache, loss of libido, depression and memory loss.
Disulfiram is contraindicated in patients with heart or liver disease or problems, psychosis, diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, thyrotoxicosis, acute and chronic nephritis or cirrhosis.In addition, Disulfiram is also contraindicated for patients who may have ingested alcoholic beverages, preparations containing alcohol, paraldehyde or metronidazole within the last 24 hours, or who are allergic to any of the formula’s components.