My father and I leave our various medications on a microwave in the kitchen. I had just eaten dinner and went to take my nightly multi-vitamin. However, the lighting in the kitchen was dim and I mistook one of his antabuse tablets for my multi-vitamin (bottles were similar.) I have a wedding to attend tomorrow and it's been 37 hours. Will I be able to drink?
Jtullman welcome to the site. First, you need to be very careful in the future about aking something like this. I would suggest you move your vitamins to a different place. Here is what I have found for you:
Precautions While Using Antabuse
Do not drink any alcohol, even small amounts, while you are taking this medicine and for 14 days after you stop taking it, because the alcohol may make you very sick. In addition to beverages, alcohol is found in many other products. Reading the list of ingredients on foods and other products before using them will help you to avoid alcohol. You can also avoid alcohol if you:
•Do not use alcohol-containing foods, products, or medicines, such as elixirs, tonics, sauces, vinegars, cough syrups, mouth washes, or gargles.
•Do not come in contact with or breathe in the fumes of chemicals that may contain alcohol, acetaldehyde, paraldehyde, or other related chemicals, such as paint thinner, paint, varnish, or shellac.
•Use caution when using alcohol-containing products that are applied to the skin, such as some transdermal (stick-on patch) medicines or rubbing alcohol, back rubs, after-shave lotions, colognes, perfumes, toilet waters, or after-bath preparations. Using such products while you are taking disulfiram may cause headache, nausea, or local redness or itching because the alcohol in these products may be absorbed into your body. Before using alcohol-containing products on your skin, first test the product by applying some to a small area of your skin. Allow the product to remain on your skin for 1 or 2 hours. If no redness, itching, or other unwanted effects occur, you should be able to use the product.
•Do not use any alcohol-containing products on raw skin or open wounds.
Check with your doctor if you have any questions.
I hope this help you...
Hey, welcome to the site! :) First, I want to let you know that I'm in no way trying to be rude or anything so please don't take what I say that way. That said... NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, TAKE ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT READING THE BOTTLE AND BEING SURE THAT YOU ARE TAKING THE RIGHT THING! Now ... lol... that said, lol, I think that it would be a really good idea if you start keeping your medications in a seperate location from everyone else in your household. You may want to keep them in your room in a place that is safe from kids. You have to wait at least 14 days or so before having anything with alcohol in it after taking Antabuse. I know that I am answering this late... lol... but I just had to get my 2 cents in... I am just like that... lol... but anyway... good luck to you! :)
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