kkg91 Man I hate to do this you have been clean for 4 months and you need to drink and start this cycle all over again to find out the answer to your question you would not believe how many people were praising how nice it is to still be clean after 30 years and the sad stories of what alcohol has done to so many people and trouble they have gotten into. etc. rethink it drink something other than alcohol if you want to live a long and healthy life my friend MY BROTHER AND BROTHER IN LAW ARE DRINKING THEMSELVES TO DEATH.it is so hard to get off of and all these thankful people that Antabuse saved their life. but anyway with the dose you were on and the last you took you are looking at. 25 to 33 days from your last dose. before you can safely have a drink. I hope some common sense come to you first that well mean you have been clean for over 5 months..again at the earliest is 25days and on the outside is 33 days before this medication is out of your system
Hi, there is some conflicting data on this subject, the tablet is made up of 2 components, the plasma half-life for Me-DTC is about ten hours, but the enzyme inhibiting effect of ALDH lasts considerably longer. The effect can thus persist for 7 to 14 days after discontinuation. However i have been told that you can have a drink 72 hours after your last dose and have done this myself with no repercussions?? To be safe i would follow the 7 to 14 day guidelines though! If you are going to have a reactions it kicks in very fast, within 5 to 10 minutes. Please just be very careful...
If you can stick it out for 2 - 3 months more you will find the alcoholism and any cravings should have gone. I did it cold turkey but my doctor gave me 2 or 2.5 years to live as my liver function was dreadful. Almost 1 year after my funeral, my liver is the happiest it's been for years.
19 Dec 2016
Why would you want to drink alcohol ? It defeats the purpose of the drug . You are an alcoholic and can't have any alcohol. Beer is alcohol. There is no such thing as having one or two anything! Get into counseling, AA. It sounds like you need further education on your illness.Alcoholism is a disease. Recovery is a choice!
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