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DISULFIRAM - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Antabuse
WARNING: This medication should not be given to a patient without their knowledge. Do not take this medication if you are under the influence of alcohol or have drunk alcohol in the last 12 hours.
USES: This medication is used along with counseling and support to treat alcoholism. Disulfiram works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body. This causes you to have a bad reaction when you drink alcohol.
HOW TO USE: See also Precautions section.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily in the morning or as directed by your doctor. If this medication causes drowsiness, take it at bedtime.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. The maximum recommended daily dose is 500 milligrams.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
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