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Ethyl Alcohol - is hand sanitizer safe while taking antibuse? Will ethyl alcohol react with antibu?

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masso 19 Jun 2016

Do not use.

What should I avoid while taking Antabuse?
Do not drink alcohol while taking Antabuse. Avoid situations that might tempt you to drink.

Be aware that many common products contain small amounts of alcohol, enough to cause a Antabuse reaction. Such products include aftershave, cologne, perfume, antiperspirant, mouthwash, antiseptic astringent skin products, hair dyes, and others. Check the label to see if any food or medicine product contains alcohol. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions.

Avoid coming into contact with non-consumable products that may contain alcohol: paint thinners, solvents, stains, lacquers and others.

Avoid coming into contact with or breathing the fumes of pesticides or chemicals used in manufacturing or certain other industries (waxes, dyes, resins, and gums).

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Delila 21 Jun 2016

Hi Masso, i didn't really think about checking hand wash ingredients. Mouth wash and perfume and some body sprays i always checked, Great information!

masso 21 Jun 2016

Many thanks Delila, I hope you are well.

Destin Beaches 2 Jan 2019

FYI Tuesday was my 30 days with no drinking alcohol using 250 mg of antabuse. I have used sanitizer many times, mouth wash, cooked with wine and used nail polish remover, and did pedicure. I have had no bad effects. Is it possible that It just doesn't work for me? I am not about to drink to find out! But I am just wondering why everyone says to be so careful, and it hasn't done anything to me.

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