... concentrated in the blood stream than someone not on anabuse
Antabuse - when you drink on anabuse , since the liver blocks the alcohol , is the alcohol more?
- 2 Jul 2012 by RKMenterprises
- 2 Jul 2012
- antabuse, alcohol, blood disorders, liver
Added 2 Jul 2012:
is the alcohol level elevated in the bloodstream ?
Added 3 Jul 2012:
I recently drank about 8 ounces of wine on Anabuse (Disulfiram) I became deathly sick and my blood alcohol level was extremely high for such a small amount of consumption, is there an explanation for this ?
Disulfiram plus alcohol, even small amounts, produce flushing, throbbing in head and neck, throbbing headache, respiratory difficulty, nausea, copious vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, palpitation, dyspnea, hyperventilation, tachycardia, hypotension, syncope, marked uneasiness, weakness, vertigo, blurred vision, and confusion. In severe reactions there may be respiratory depression, cardiovascular collapse, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, acute congestive heart failure, unconsciousness, convulsions, and death. The intensity of the reaction varies with each individual, but is generally proportional to the amounts of disulfiram and alcohol ingested. Mild reactions may occur in the sensitive individual when the blood alcohol concentration is increased to as little as 5 to 10 mg per 100 mL. Symptoms are fully developed at 50 mg per 100 mL, and unconsciousness usually results when the blood alcohol level reaches 125 to 150 mg. The duration of the reaction varies from 30 to 60 minutes, to several hours in the more severe cases, or as long as there is alcohol in the blood. Given this reaction, it is very unlikely that a person will consume enough to reach a high blood alcohol level.
Be aware of the alcohol content of other common products such as cough and cold medicines, mouth washes, tonics, sauces, vinegars, and other food products. Alcohol in these products can also cause a reaction too. Do not come in contact or breathe the fumes of products that may contain alcohol including paint thinners, solvents, stains, lacquers and others. Use caution when applying or using products that may contain alcohol including aftershaves, mouthwashes, colognes, perfumes, antiseptics and others. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions regarding product alcohol content.
- Antabuse Information for Consumers
- Antabuse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Antabuse (detailed)
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