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Generic: disulfiram
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When taken with alcohol, this medicine produces unpleasant effects
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

Never take this medicine if you have been drinking alcohol. Make sure that family members or others in your household know about this medicine and what to do in an emergency. When this medicine is taken with even small amounts of alcohol, it will produce very unpleasant effects. You may get a throbbing headache, flushing, vomiting, weakness and chest pain. Breathing and heart problems, seizures and death can occur. This medicine can react with alcohol even 14 days after you take your last dose.

Never take products or use toiletries that contain alcohol. Always read labels carefully. Many cough syrups, liquid pain medications, tonics, mouthwashes, after shave lotions, colognes, liniments, vinegar's, and sauces contain alcohol.

Wear a medical identification bracelet or chain to say you are taking this medicine. Carry an identification card with your name, name and dose of medicine being used, and name and phone number of your doctor and/ or person to contact in an emergency.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • confusion, disorientation, irritability
  • dark urine
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • loss of contact with reality
  • numbness, pain or tingling
  • right upper belly pain
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in sex drive or performance
  • dizziness
  • drowsy, tired
  • headache
  • metallic or garlic taste
  • nausea, vomiting

               
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