I am going to begin taking antabuse this friday, but I am going to my friends wedding on saturday. I know this medicine makes you incredibly ill if you drink on it. I am wondering if I only take the first pill in my life, would having a single drink or a glass of champagne the next day cause problems? Thank you very much!
Tony; sorry if it were me I would not start it until the Monday, Everyone reacts's different to Antabuse some get real sick with the first dose and then others drink while even taking it until it catch's up with them. in fact even small things can set some people off such as Cologne after shave, cough syrups anything with the littlest bit of alcohol in it. So best not to take a chance and if you have that one drink at the wedding I would wait a day to start it so that is why I came up with Monday. and that is if you only have one drink. double check at a lot of weddings I have been to they even have non-alcohol drinks for those of us that can't drink. hope that we'll help you.
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