Actavis | Antabuse (Medication)


Antabuse is a medicine containing the active ingredient disulfiram, an alcohol antagonist drug, used to treat chronic alcoholism. It works by interfering with the metabolism of alcohol resulting in unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Antabuse and do not take Antabuse for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol. Use this exactly as your doctor order for your condition. ...

Side Effect:

Severe and sometimes fatal liver problems have occurred in patients taking disulfiram even without a prior history of liver problems.

Seek medical help immediately if any of the following side effects occur:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; seizures; extreme tiredness; dark urine; yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice); large appetite changes; weakness, dizziness or loss of coordination; or severe diarrhea or vomiting.

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:skin rash or acne; mild headaches; mild drowsiness or tiredness; impotence; metallic taste in the mouth; or swollen or sore tongue. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:liver or kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, brain damage or mental disorders, epilepsy or another seizure disorder.

This medicine is forbidden in the following conditions:Coronary heart disease; heart failure; high blood pressure (hypertension); history of stroke; severe personality disorders; psychotic illness; or people who are at risk of suicide.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...