I have taken 100mg of antabuse at 7am on the morning of the 23rd and 100mg at 7am on the morning of the 24th. Have had none since. Its now the 27th - am i safe to have a drink this afternoon? Im starting on Campral next Monday... Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
I drank 8-day's after antibuse - heart rate thru roof, face turned beet red & alcohol hit me so strongly. I was scared to death. My BP went from 110/80 to 198/96. I waited a day then went back on antibuse. I was really stressed out day I drank & feeling lonely. I agree with other answer..best advice..Choose Life..I am doing Yoga now.
No. I did it today after 3 days off antabuse (two weeks taking this drug). Thank God I did not vomit. But I was confused, hot and had a rash on my chest, arms and legs. I think that at this point the antabuse has almost left the body but there are always some leftovers... I would wait a week.
These sites where people ask how soon after taking antabuse can I drink make me sick, maybe never because obviously you have a serious problem, are an alcoholic and that is why you were taking it to begin with. Get a clue you can't drink and if you do you will continue to destroy yourself and everyone around you! The selfish, self centered drunk still wanting to drink.
I will give advice from when i have taken it.
I took 1 x 250mg 11 days ago, then on the 5th day took 1 x 250 mg. I had not ill effect when i drank.
If I had of been taking 250mg per day this would have been a different story.
If you wish to not drink, take 250mg daily for 1 week and then cut it down to every 2 - 3 days. The antabuse will then be in your system and keep you off alcohol for 14 days at least.
My experience differs as most bodies do I suppose. However, I am alcoholic and took AB 500mg for four straight days. I choose to drink on the fifth day with no AB day of. I had zero side effects however. As I said, we are all different but I wish I hadn't relapsed and even chanced it. On my way to an AA meeting this evening.
Don't do it!! I took 125 mg for 3 days and then stopped and 48 hours later had three glasses of wine. After the first two glasses I did not feel anything and felt I was okay then I took the third drink. In 25 minutes my heart was pounding, I had an awful headache. I drank 6 glasses of water in a period of an hour and went to sleep. It was a nightmare. This stuff will screw you up so badly. I was miserable!! Believe me you will not have a buzz at all!! It's nothing but pure pain. In the past I would wait a week and would be okay and felt a few mild symptoms. In the future I will wait 10-14 days to have a drink. I use this drug to control my drinking when I want to abstain for long periods at a time.
- Antabuse Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Antabuse (detailed)
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