What is Disulfiram?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Antabuse

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Disulfiram is an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor it is used for the management of chronic alcoholism.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Disulfiram

Side effect Patients Percentage
Drooping eyelid (ptosis) 1
Nausea 1
Optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Disulfiram

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Disulfiram

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
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Duration

Currently taking Disulfiram

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Disulfiram

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Disulfiram and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naltrexone (Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Disulfiram

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for alcohol use disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: knowing this treatment will work for me, i have mood lift--much happier (maybe a physical and slight "high"?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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