I understand the goal of the drug, but if im reading the warnings and side effects correctly (which possibly i have missed something), i dont remember alcohol ever giving me a rash, chest pains, yellow palms or death. Im not saying it wont. And im seeing all the people having such success, so im sure its just me. But its kinda scary when you see worse things can happen if you do try to stop, lol. Imagine that. So question is, exact percentage, how many people have died from this drug?
Hi i've been doing research in to medications to help combat alcohol addiction. I've read about Antabuse and am not convinced it is the best treatment available... fyi, there doesn't seem to be a figure published for the percentage of deaths due to this drug. Naltrexone (blocks the effects of endorphins from drinking, and opiates) and Topamax (inhibits dopamine release and reduces cravings and alcohol withdrawal severity), in my opinion, are much better treatments. Basically, if you decide to drink alcohol you will get little or no effect from it, rendering it pointless to drink! And with the Topamax, you should also feel less of a desire to drink.
With the Antabuse, although it is a great deterrent, you have to muster up all the will power yourself and as you mentioned the side effects are vast and can cause serious illness.
I know this wasn't your question, but i wondered if you would find this info' interesting? Good luck anyway : )
Hello dtmountaindew. I took Antabuse for some years and at times did drink alcohol and yes, very nearly died. Its meant to work in that manner. Once in your system, you are fine. !00% safe. Untill alcohol is ingested and then fireworks. Violently ill, and yes, enough alcohol and your heart rate and blood pressure will go skyhigh. 500mg with say several ounces of 80% proof alcohol can be very damaging on your system. Regards, pledge
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