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
Is 3 days ok to have a drink after stopping antabuse?
- 27 Jul 2013 by angrysquirrel
- 29 March 2020
also these two doses are the only two ive ever taken
Hello angrysquirrel. Yes. However, another 24 hours to be on the side of caution. Regards pledge
Yeh don't drink after 48 hrs I did very ill won't be doing it again I thought my time was up it's put me off 3 yrs sober be careful honestly i thought would bt be tat bad heart rate thru roof puking for hrs constantly hav a nice day choose life
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.
I had been taking 100mg for one week. I stopped taking AB on the Monday. Drank Thurs and Fri will no issues. Sat and Sun tried to drink but have felt really nauseus.
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.
Even if it is your very first time taking Antabuse/Disulfiram it starts working in your body within an hour or two and can last in your body for up to two weeks depending on dosage. 500mg will take 14 days to leave your body.
I have been taking 200mg tablet daily for 55 days... When is it safe to have a drink. Yes I had a problem but I don't want to cut the option for drinking socially out of my life. AB did nothing for my cravings but I haven't had a drink in 55 days for fear of side affects.
I have taken antabuse 250mg for 2 days. Then I stopped for two days and now am drinking. So far so good... God damn alcohol! Wish it were illegal like the good old days. Makes me do stupid things like create an account to answer this forum (not that forums are unhelpful)
I have took my last dose one month ago but side effects are still happening to me. Why this happens to me... It is not leaving my body.
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.
I took a single dose 800 mg 5 days ago and drinking, no ill effects. I previously took antabuse for several weeks and waited 10 days, no ill effects. I will suggest wait 5 days.
no plz wait for 14 days or above bcoz i wait for 17 days now i going to take alcohol
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