Brand Names : Antabuse
Proper Use of This Medicine
take the first dose of this medicine, make sure you have
not taken any alcoholic beverage or alcohol-containing product or medicine
(for example, tonics, elixirs, and cough syrups) during the past 12 hours
. If you are not sure about the alcohol content
of medicines you may have taken, check with your health care professional.
Take this medicine every day as directed by your doctor
. The medicine is usually taken each morning. However, if it makes
you drowsy, ask your doctor if you may take it at bedtime instead.
Dosing - The dose of disulfiram will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of disulfiram. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage form (tablets):
To help overcome drinking problems:
Adults and teenagers - At first, the dose is 500 milligrams (mg)
or less, once a day for one or two weeks. Then, your doctor may lower your
dose to 125 to 500 mg (usually to 250 mg) once a day.
Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.