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Disulfiram: Antabuse

Disulfiram: Antabuse

This medication is also known as anti-alcohol or Antabuse. It was developed in 1951 to help men and women who want to quit drinking but can’t. With this prescription and when under a physician’s care, some have found that it’s possible to put their drinking to an end.
What makes this medication so effective is that it takes a significant amount of time before the drug wears off. For instance, if you start taking Antabuse and cravings prompt you to quit in order drink again, the after-effects of Antabuse will make you sick.

It takes up to two weeks before the effects of Antabuse wears off.

A person will not be able to drink one day, decide to take Antabuse, and then quit to drink again. During that two week interim, a person will get sick whenever he or she drinks. The benefit of this is that there is plenty of time to think through the decisions one makes and get outside help.
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