I am currently on day 2 of campral and is working well but intrigued of how Antabuse could be more of a deterrent to refrain from drinking... Has anyone got any experience or advice about this?
Campral just lessens cravings during abstinence while Antabuse is an active deterrent that modifies the metabolism to produce something disgusting that actively causes nausea in the presence of alcohol making you wish you hadn't just taken that drink.
Do not mistake your alcohol scrub for something you can drink (like ethanol). Those alcohol scrubs use Isopropyl alcohol which will likely kill you quite fast. Isopropyl alcohol comes out of an oil refinery and is a useful organic solvent with a host of useful properties. Using them or even considering using it to drink is more dangerous than drinking antifreeze which would just leave you blind and brain damaged (and dead if you are lucky).
Good luck with the struggle.
It is possible that Isopropyl Alcohol which is the likely alcohol in your scrub, may interact with antabuse, even used topically (which is what I gather you are asking about, I hope as a nurse you are not entertaining the idea of ingesting it?) Some topicals with Isopropyl Alcohol can be used after a trial to see if they interact. I would advise you to talk to your physician about the pro's and cons of using antabuse if you are interested in trying it.
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