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No specific information is available on the treatment of overdosage with disulfiram. It is recommended that the physician contact the local Poison Control Center.
Patients who are receiving or have recently received metronidazole, paraldehyde, alcohol, or alcohol-containing preparations, e.g., cough syrups, tonics and the like, should not be given disulfiram.
Disulfiram is contraindicated in the presence of severe myocardial disease or coronary occlusion, psychoses, and hypersensitivity to disulfiram or to other thiuram derivatives used in pesticides and rubber vulcanization.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/13/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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