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Disulfiram

Popular Brands: : Antabuse, Disulfiram, Esperal, Refusal, Disulfiram
Official FDA Reports3,933
Social Media Events146
Total Posts265
Avg. Review Score4.16/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Disulfiram
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Alvogen Pine Brook Inc
  • Teva Womens Health Inc
  • Watson Laboratories Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Antabuse.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Disulfiram Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Disulfiram

Food Craving

I was drunk or hungover for over 30 years, and had every bad experience, including putting my pistol in my mouth a couple times. The intense physical craving , cramps, shaking, anxiety left me in the f...


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Discomfort

Knowing how sick I'll get makes it possible to not drink. But the drowsiness side effect is unpleasant. All in all, if you really want to quit drinking, this may help you. It broke a 30 year habit for...


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Discomfort

... off it before drinking and believe me......you don't want to experience that. Ever. I thought my heart was going to explode and I was covered in terrible blotches and felt very sick for several hours....


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Food craving

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I was drunk or hungover for over 30 years, and had every bad experience, including putting my pistol in my mouth a couple times. The intense physical craving, cramps, shaking, anxiety left me in the f...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am

est thing I've ever done, tried every other possible way to stop & this is the only thing that has broken my nine year daily drinking habit, I couldn't recommend it highly enough to anyone out there ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am

33 years of drinking and one stint in rehab later and I still was keenly aware that I was an unrecovered alcoholic. Finally decided to ask my doctor for an Antabuse prescription (coupled with active ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Knowing how sick I'll get makes it possible to not drink. But the drowsiness side effect is unpleasant. All in all, if you really want to quit drinking, this may help you. It broke a 30 year habit for...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... off it before drinking and believe me......you don't want to experience that. Ever. I thought my heart was going to explode and I was covered in terrible blotches and felt very sick for several hours....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I suffer from depression and anxiety, and want to drink to get relief. I didn't find the help I needed in AA, and truthfully, always knew that drinking was an option, so I would drive myself crazy......

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By kjs in fdb.rxlist.com on April 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Seems to work

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Kimber in fdb.rxlist.com on February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I've tried everything to stop drinking. Fortunate to be on antabuse and sober for 26 days. I've had some side effects, but nothing to stop me from taking it. I will continue to use it and work with m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 31, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I take antabuse once a week, since the chemical lasts for more than 4 days, I am protected for most of the time, the one problem is psychological, you have to take the pill so you have to feel like no...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I started taking Antabuse Nov 28th 2012, and havnt had the urge to drink since, it is GREAT, the only thing I dont like is I cant have pickles, catsup or mustard anymore, (I found out the hard way, wa...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.