Hi there, I have been on Antabuse for the past 2 weeks at a dose of 200mg once daily. I stopped taking antabuse on Monday morning. Is it safe to drink on Friday night? How can I 'test' if the antabuse is safely all out my system? If it is not what will happen when I consume alcohol, and in what amount before I notice symptoms of the antabuse perhaps still in my system? If I have no reaction does it mean I am safe to drink? Would a reaction occur in say 20 minutes of a few mouthfuls of low alcohol beer say? Thanks in advance.
You must wait at least 12 hours or more before consuming Antabuse. The effects with alcohol are of course, nausea, chest pain, vomiting, low blood pressure and vertigo... other symptoms may arise however each person is different... you may want to consult your pharmacist and or doctor to let them know you have stopped taking the medication. Hope this was helpful, Blaze22
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