I was going through a difficult personal time (death in family) and found myself drinking more than I wanted to for awhile. This was not a chronic problem and I'm successfully dealing with the issue through regular counseling. I talked to a physician about the situation and he recommended I try Antabuse and stop drinking for a month - this would definitely discourage me from drinking. I took 250 mg a day for 11 days and stopped taking it eight days ago (192 hours). I don't have a real urge to drink, but I am going to a wedding tomorrow, which will be nine days (216 hours) since I stopped the Antabuse, and was wondering if it would be okay to have a cocktail or two if I felt like it. I've read a lot of different information on this site - some people say it's okay if you wait for 84-120 hours - some say you have to wait 14 days - and everything in between. Thank you.
Antabuse Question, after taking 250 for 11 days have been off now for 8 days - is it okay to drink?
- 18 Mar 2016 by Questionguy
- 8 October 2016
Added 20 Mar 2016:
Never mind - posted this two days ago and didn't get a response - I passed on drinking at the wedding because it really wasn't that big of a deal - waiting 14 days just to be on the safe side.
Im a daily drinker of apple cider vinegar "pure mother" had a bad day & drank. Took pill last night and drank. No side effects! None... Cider countered! Sad I know the loop hole!!
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