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Medications

Antabuse Oral Tablet 500 mg

Uses

For treating alcohol dependence.

Instructions

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Keep the desiccant (drying) packet in the bottle and keep the bottle closed tightly.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Avoid all alcohol-containing foods (e.g. sauces, vinegars) and products (e.g. cough and cold medicines, mouthwash, aftershave) while taking this medicine and for 2 weeks after stopping.

Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.

Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Always carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet indicating your medical condition.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • acne
  • drowsiness or sedation
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • loss of balance
  • vomiting

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • confusion
  • pain in the eye
  • impotence
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • mood changes
  • muscle weakness
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • seizures
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • skin tingling, burning or prickly feeling
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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