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Dizone


What is Disulfiram?

Disulfiram is a drug used to treat chronic or deep rooted alcoholism. It is marketed and sold under various trade names in the world, some of which are Antabuse and Dizone. Disulfiram works by interfering with alcohol metabolism in the body which leads to undesirable and unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed.
Disulfiram may also be given for treatments other than those listed above.

Important Information about Disulfiram

Drinking alcohol while on a Disulfiram (Antabuse, Dizone) treatment may result in nausea, fast heartbeats, flushing, thirst, chest pain, vertigo, or low blood pressure.
Avoid taking Disulfiram for at least 12 hours after consuming alcohol. Even after you have stopped taking Disulfiram for several weeks, you may still see its effects if you drink alcohol.
While taking Disulfiram, you should be careful and aware of some common medications and products which contain alcohol in small proportions like cough syrups, mouth wash, tonics, sauces, vinegars, and several other food products. Make sure to read the product labels carefully for the ingredients as alcohol content in these products may also cause reactions with Disulfiram.

Before taking Disulfiram

Before taking Disulfiram (Antabuse, Dizone), you must strictly consult a doctor and discuss the benefits and side effects of it. Let your doctor know if you have any of these conditions: liver or kidney disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, brain or mental disorders, epilepsy or other seizure problems. You may not be able to take Disulfiram altogether or you may need dose adjustments and close monitoring in case you have any of those conditions.
Disulfiram belongs to FDA pregnancy category C which means it may be harmful to your unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. Let your doctor know about your pregnancy or any plan to become pregnant. Disulfiram can pass into breast milk and affect a nursing baby. Consult your doctor and ask if it is safe to take this medication while you are breast feeding.

How should I take Disulfiram?

You must take Disulfiram medication (Antabuse, Dizone) strictly as prescribed by your doctor and no change in the dosage must be made whatsoever without your doctor’s advice. Take it with a glass of water.
Always store Disulfiram medication in a cool and dry place, away from any kind of heat and moisture. Ensure that children or pets don’t have access to this medication.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Disulfiram, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be dangerous.

What if I overdose?

Overdosing on Disulfiram medication can lead to nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of co-ordination, numbness, tingling, or seizures.

What should I avoid while taking Disulfiram?

Drinking alcohol while on a Disulfiram (Antabuse, Dizone) treatment may result in nausea, fast heartbeats, flushing, thirst, chest pain, vertigo, or low blood pressure.
Avoid taking Disulfiram for at least 12 hours after consuming alcohol. Even after you have stopped taking Disulfiram for several weeks, you may still see its effects if you drink alcohol.
While taking Disulfiram, you should be careful and aware of some common medications and products which contain alcohol in small proportions like cough syrups, mouth wash, tonics, sauces, vinegars, and several other food products. Make sure to read the product labels carefully for the ingredients as alcohol content in these products may also cause reactions with Disulfiram. Even alcoholic fumes from products like paints, thinners, solvents can lead to reactions, so be careful.

Side effects of Disulfiram

Severe liver problems sometimes leading to death have been observed in people taking Disulfiram even without a prior history of liver disease.
Get emergency medical attention if you witness some allergic reactions to Disulfiram (Antabuse, Dizone) like skin hives, breathing difficulty, swelling in face, lips, tongue, or throat. Some serious side effects of Disulfiram are severe lethargy, dark urine, seizures, yellowing of the skin or eyes, drastic changes in appetite, severe diarrhea or vomiting.
Some common and less severe side effects are skin rash, acne, mild headache, mild drowsiness or tiredness, impotence, unpleasant metallic taste, swollen or sore tongue.
The side effects mentioned above are not all the side effects reported or experienced due to Disulfiram. You may notice other side effects as well.

Disulfiram Dosing Information

Disulfiram dosage will be fixed by your doctor after examining you properly. Dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Stick to your doctor’s prescription strictly.

Interaction with other drugs

Let your doctor know if you take any kind of medications (prescription, OTC, herbal) before he or she prescribes you Disulfiram (Antabuse, Dizone). These medications can interact with Disulfiram:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: a monoamine oxidase inhibitor like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or others; isoniazid; a benzodiazepine such as diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate, or others; a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline, imipramine, doxepin, or others; warfarin; metronidazole; lithium; phenytoin; or theophylline.
The drug mentioned thus are not all the possible drugs which can interact with Disulfiram. There may be others as well. Share the list of all types of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.

Additional Information

SKU 335
US Brand Name Antabuse
Strength 250mg
Generic Name Disulfiram
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s
Manufacturer No
Shipped From India

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