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User Reviews for Disulfiram

Also known as: Antabuse

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Alcohol Dependence
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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I am so frustrated. I have been on antabuse now for three months - my wife gives it to me and I really resent her. I am 50 years old, I am happy to control my drinking, but sometimes after a long day or when I am away on business, I really just want to chill with a nice cold beer. I started antabuse because once every 10 days I would get drunk, and knowing that my wife would be pissed off, I would get nasty and defensive about it. I wouldn't drive or cause any other trouble. I would drink 10 beers during the course of an afternoon, Uber home and go to sleep. I've tried AA for years now, and was on Antabuse before - never managed to abstain for more than 2 months. My view is this - I am going to drink alcohol again. The more I am forced not to, the more dangerous it becomes for me because at some stage I am going to rebel and over do it and probably kill myself. I am a successful professional, father of 3,"

Thomas (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I've been on disulfiram for 12 days. (Naltrexone and Topirimate were useless for me.) I still get urges, but, my motivation is FEAR. When I get the urge, I tell myself I literally CAN'T or I'll end up in the hospital. It terrorizes me! I've changed some habits, too. At 5 pm, I make sure I'm at the mall or some place etc..I've changed my eating habits. Drunks NEVER eat before they start drinking. You can't get drunk on an a full stomach. So, I eat a meal shortly before 5. This definitely helps kills the urge. I'm just now getting over the drowsiness. It DOES go away. I no longer have to get up at 2 am to drink a gallon of soda for dehydration and no longer get sick in the afternoons from withdrawal symptoms - my body hurting for 5 o'clock to roll around. I also look better. The ruddiness in my nose and cheeks have gone away. I recommend this drug if you feel you could be motivated by FEAR. That's the only mechanism you can rely on."

   
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Froggy101 (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I tried acamprosate and naltraxone. Both were jokes. Finally I tried Antabuse. I heard many stories online that some could even drink on antabuse. I was in fear. It was my last chance. I wanted the drug to make me sick, terrible sick. Because I knew I would eventually experiment. Few days passed sober one day I had a urge to drink I wanted to experiment so I took a beer, afraid and scared I finished my first beer. Once the beer was in my fear vanished I ordered another and went home. Slowly I got what about to happen. A feeling of heart attack. I wasn't able to breath. But inside I was happy - my biggest fear that antabuse wouldn't work wasn't true. It was working promise. First time in my life I booked a cycle rickshaw for 10 min walking distance asked the driver to drop me at whatever price. I puked ,unlimitedly had terrible headache. I was so happy that next weeks I took my antabuse everyday. Side effects: I sleep 24*7 on weekends and wish I had more time to sleep. Too much fatigue and drowsiness."

   
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Deepak August 10, 2018

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For Alcohol Dependence: "I was prescribed it for alcohol dependence. Took it for 5 days, had been sober for 8 days. Started drinking like a fish after 5 days off. Maybe I'm just not ready to give up the jug. When I decide to though, I'll just stick to the AB. Not a believer in AA, and won't go to rehab. The pill works, just be careful if you drink on it."

Anonymous1 (taken for less than 1 month) July 29, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I've struggled for years with daily drinking at least one bottle of wine per night but more often than not, it would progress to nearly two. I beat myself up every day with guilt and still could not get past the 5pm trigger. Say nothing about the money I was spending. $15 bottles most of the time. Went to Counsellor who referred me to a GP who prescribed Antabuse. I am now Alcohol Free for 18 days. There is no going back. I remember feeling the same resolve when I finally gave up cigarettes many years ago. DRUG FREE at last. I'm going to treat my body with the utmost respect from now on."

   
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Marg (taken for less than 1 month) July 10, 2018

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For Alcohol Dependence: "I've been on this medication for almost a year now for AUD (alcohol use disorder) and it's been the absolute solution for me. I never was in rehab or experience a physical dependence or withdrawal from alcohol, but I was emotionally dependent on it, especially in social situations. In 2016 I became depressed and really started abusing alcohol which led to the use of other drugs like heroin and meth. Acknowledging my mental health/life was at stake, I went to see a psychiatrist. I've been on Disulfiram for about a year and I haven't had a drink since knowing exactly what will happen. Now, when someone offers me a beer, its like they're asking me if I'd like to pass-out, vomit, sweat profusely, or experience a splitting migraine. I entertained the idea of going off of it a few months ago but I decided not to. Although willpower is important, I know myself well enough that I can cave in certain situations, and I don't look at it as weakness but rather radical acceptance."

   
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TK June 27, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "After trying abstinence, hypnotherapy, meetings, I was finding that nothing worked. This was a last resort for me. After a few days of taking Antabuse medication, I drank and found it very uncomfortable to do so. My eyes were bloodshot, my face red and flushing, chest hurting and feeling nauseous, eyes blurred, dizzy and ready to pass out. Despite this, I still drank a few more times and had the exact same reaction. If I drink now I mostly throw up and pass out for a few hours and wake up really sweaty. It has really taken the joy out of drinking. Every time I drink on this medication the more adverse I feel to alcohol. I've started drinking alcohol-free alternatives because what's the point in drinking alcohol but throwing up and passing out after a single? All I know is that I will keep taking the medication, and I'm wanting to drink less and less. I wouldn't recommend this as a first port of call but if you've tried a few things and nothing seems to work then give it a go."

   
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Jenny (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "My son started to use this over the weekend. He almost died in an accident in 2014. He has been drinking severely for years. As parents who love him so much it has been such a difficult time. Lots of tears, financially cleared out, in between jobs, friends trying to help him and praying day and night for my son to stay alive. May this be the answer to our prayers. Some things we cannot do alone some of us need more help."

Pietie (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2018

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "500 mg per day appear to make me very drowsy"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 3, 2018

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For Alcohol Dependence: "Went on Antibuse to try to save my job after having 1 incident at work. I was unlawfully fired. Went and completed in and out patient programs. After 2 months of being on the drug I started to stumble when walking, loosing weight, talking funny, becoming very week and tired. It came to the point where I am unable to walk without a walker or use a wheelchair. After much testing Dent found the cause of my health conditions to be Antibuse. Stopped taking it. Condition has worsened. I have seizures and recently developed a uncontrollable jerking of my arms. So instead of saving my job I lost everything. My health. My marriage. My house and the ability to do anything I enjoyed in life. I’m lucky to have a father and sister that assist me in everyday living."

Unable to walk (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2017

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For Alcohol Dependence: "Drinking for the last 40 years took the dose of 250 mg and drank 360 ml without any side effects ..... useless tablet..."

   
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Arko (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "Been a 'problem drinker' for a long time. Alcohol is EVERYWHERE, its just too hard to have the willpower never to pick it up again, and one drink leads to many more. Antabuse should be advertised more. I wish more people new about it. I borrowed some from a friend who was done with it (yes, I know I should have seen a doctor). It works fabulously. Of course I experimented to see the affect. A half glass of beer and my face and eyes would turn red, my heart beat would increase, my breathing would change, and some degree of fatigue and dizziness might ensue. It keeps me in check in the way I want, and I've got my excuses not to drink line up when the situations arise. I find my self eating healthier and no hangovers!"

Bobby James (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I've been occasional drinker for 10 years and that turned into another 10 years of everyday drinking. 1.5 L of wine or 350 oz of hard liquor together with 3 bottles of 0.5L of beer. Didn't have a willpower to quit on my own ( tried too many times). 500 mg of disulfiram (Antabuse) once a day along with 2 mg of Ativan solved my issue. I got my life back. I will recommend this combination to everyone who wants to get their life, dreams, family back. I would recommend not to chose a time, day or date (e.g. January 01, first day of each month or next day after birthday). Get those pills, wake up in the morning or on your way from work and just take that ONE pill!!!!"

   
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Borys (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 17, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I have attempted sobriety several times, all resulting in returning to alcohol. I attempted Antabuse once and panicked. I have learned from my experiences. I have been sober for over 3 months now, started Antabuse two weeks ago. Now it is my system I could not rate it high enough but would stress being in the correct state of mind is essential. I have not succeeded in the past but am extremely confident that I can and will this time. SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTABUSE Tiredness Headaches Spots SIDE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL Blackouts Vomiting Hangovers Memory Loss Cost Time in Hospital Loss of Bladder/Bowel Control Physical Damage to self (accidents, broken bones) Seizures Embarrassment After effects due to behavior whilst drunk. PREFERENCE?"

   
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Divalady (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "Absolutely changed my life and made sobriety possible. Should be prescribed more often. I've read that in other countries it's more widely available and used. I thank the heavens for it and I thank my doctor for explaining to me about it and providing me with it. Call it training wheels for good decision making..."

   
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Christine M. S. May 3, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "this drug literally saved my life. I had a routine where after work everyday I would go to the liquor store, get a 40oz and knock it back, before heading to the bar. I did this for years. When I finally hit a wall (it's a long story) I saw a few different healthcare professionals, one of whom was a psychiatrist and he prescribed me Antabuse. He explained it to me very well, and asked me if I would try it and I agreed. The thing about it is, this drug forces you to change your habits. It gives you the time you need to think things through and make different decisions. While I was taking Antabuse I had to take the time and thought required to figure out other things to do with my time. It was a process. IT WORKED. Sober 9yrs."

   
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Chris. S. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 3, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I've been taking it for a week after a long period of heavy drinking. I've tried other drugs to stop cravings but with little success. The Antabuse gives me no choice but to not drink. The hard part is taking it but once I did I felt a sense of relief knowing I wasn't going to drink that day. It's not easy but it does work or at least give you a break to get your thinking straight."

   
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Kempff April 2, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I finally feel relived that I have control over my craving to drink everyday. I am really happy that I can go into a bar and hang out with my friends and not drink. I am from WI and have basically been drinking since 15. I spent 27 years in the Navy and drank like a sailor. I was a Navy pilot and it was definitely part of the culture. I have been a binge drinker since the beginning. Now I am a businessman and always under constant pressure. Business dinners all the time and a large expense account do not help. I found myself self medicating with alcohol everyday. Just started Antabuse two weeks ago and now I feel in control. Naltrexone was a joke. I could power through that. It was really hard to get prescribed. No side effects"

   
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Scooter1994 (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2017

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For Alcohol Dependence: "Just started 5 days ago"

z¥z (taken for less than 1 month) January 29, 2017

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For Alcohol Dependence: "I have been dry for 230 days since beginning my daily 250mg dose. I have cravings still, but I've never missed a dose. I will say that my occasional use of cannabis has made it much easier to be in social drinking situations and still feel like I'm getting my head change. No more hangovers. No more binging. I recommend this to any alcoholic."

   
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No more drinks (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 21, 2017

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I initially started on Antabuse when I realized I could not stop on my own. My fear of side effects from drinking on it was sealed after I purposely had a half glass of alcohol while taking it. You develop a funny taste in your mouth, flushing and heart racing. I think effects are worse the longer you've been taking it and how much you drink if you decide to drink around the time you took it. When I was ready to discontinue the drug, I read you had to wait one week. At that point I had been taking about 250mg per day for a couple of months. When two weeks was up, I had a glass of wine. I had a reaction, it wasn't severe, but I had the hot flushing, racing heart, and yucky stomach feeling. So for me, the drug was still in my system."

   
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Kayzee124 January 6, 2017

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For Alcohol Dependence: "3 1/2 years now on Disulfarim. I'm a "dry drunk." Didn't do AA Steps. Don't believe in higher power. I'd love to drop drink with my buddies. But haven't since July 2013. Wife drops 500mg tablet into my mouth each morning. Can't drink for 15 days. If 250mg ain't working, double dosage to 500mg it will drop you to your knees if you drink. Allows my wife to send me out on weekends with my buddies knowing I won't relapse. Alcoholics are weak about stopping and restarting. Disulfarim will solve that. Sexual problems are B.S. I'm 53 and diagnosed hyper sexual. No performance problems at all. You don't think being hammered affects sexual performance. Also, my Doc says I can take forever. I will."

   
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Lawlord (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 12, 2016

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I don't see a lot of posts on this but if I can reach 1 person then it's well worth it. I was a heavy drinking alcoholic for 10 years. Went to detox and was on 250mg for 102 days. Had to stop taking as a precaution for knee surgery. 5 days later I figured why not see what happens. Passed the ethyl alcohol on skin test. Passed the use regular mouthwash for 3 days test. At the end of day 5 I cracked a beer on empty stomach and sipped slowly. After 1/3 the beer in 10 minutes I could feel my face flushing and could see the itchy red hives on my forearms. That was enough for me. Poured the test down the sink and will start taking again after the surgery. Alcohol destroyed my life once. No way I was going to let it happen again."

   
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AJ68 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 29, 2016

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For Alcohol Dependence: "If disulfiram is taken, we have some fever , so brain don't think about alcohol"

   
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Rameshvbabu (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2016

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Antabuse (disulfiram) for Alcohol Dependence: "I've been experimenting with this drug for over a year. I have pages of stuff to say but that is not what this is for. I know that I won't be able to use this forever but I have no choice but to do what works for now. With a lifetime of struggle, this negative reinforcement is the only thing that has ever worked. I want to warn anyone that takes this medication. I have tried every combination of dose vs time laps and alcohol quantity, including smoking alcohol. That 2 week gap between your last dose and your first drink, do yourself a favor and stick to it. What happens if you don't is unpredictable. I have experienced nothing to severe reactions not even found on the net."

   
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liquoredup October 7, 2016

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