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Anabuse is a common misspelling of Antabuse (disulfiram).

What is Antabuse (Anabuse)?

Antabuse (Anabuse) is used to treat alcoholism. Antabuse (Anabuse) interferes with the metabolism of alcohol in the body. This causes you to have a bad reaction when you drink alcohol.

Antabuse (Anabuse) is an alcohol-abuse deterrent. It works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol, causing unpleasant side effects (eg, vomiting, upset stomach) when even a small amount of alcohol is consumed.

Antabuse (Anabuse) may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Antabuse (Anabuse) should not be taken if you are under the influence of alcohol or have consumed alcohol in the last 12 hours. Antabuse (Anabuse) is absorbed slowly and eliminated slowly by the body therefore its effects may last for up to 2 weeks after the initial dose.

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