I started taking Antabuse today (250mg). I had a beer earlier in the day. Am I going to get really sick?
Not to smart drinking the day you start the antabuse but it just depends on you and the medication some have a much bigger reaction then others, And if it was long enough before than you should be okay but i have seen some people react just from the alcohol in month wash,Or aftershave etc just be more careful now that you are on it and know your going to be on it for sometime. Not a good idea,to mix the reaction can be stronger once you have a steady rate of antabuse in you.So if you get away withit this time don't think you can drink just because of your first dose my best to you and good luck..
If you were going to get sick it would have happened immediately/almost immediately, so if the medication (& alcohol) has been in your system for a little while now, you should be OK. But as Chuck has rightly said, you may not be so lucky next time. Taking just a sip of alcohol whilst taking Antabuse is playing with fire. You can become extremely ill, and people have died when taking the combination of the 2. It really is a serious risk! Please take care. You are obviously trying hard to abstain from alcohol, which is fantastic, and i wish the very best of luck!
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