Antabuse (disulfiram) is a drug prescribed for the cases of chronic alcoholism. It works by interfering with the metabolism of alcohol causing unpleasant side effects. Drinking alcohol white taking this medicine can cause unpleasant side effects, such as fast heartbeat, flushing, thirst, nausea, low blood pressure and vertigo. Make sure you avoid using any products that can contain small amounts of alcohol: sauces, vinegars, cough and cold medicines, tonics, mouthwashes and other products. Even small amounts of alcohol these products contain may cause an adverse reaction.
Some of the side effects of Antabuse include swollen or sore tongue, acne, skin rash, mild headache, tiredness, drowsiness, impotence. Some of your medical conditions can interfere with Antabuse, including thyroid disease, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, mental disorders, brain damage, seizure and epilepsy. In case of having any of these conditions you may require a dose adjustment. This medicine is FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Antabuse can harm an unborn baby. If you are pregnant or may become pregnant during the period of treatment tell your doctor about that.