This Antabuse contains the active ingredient disulfiram. This remedy has a number of effects and is used for a variety of pathological conditions.
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Instructions for use
The mechanism of action is the reversible blocking of the enzyme acetaldehyde dihydrogenase. This enzyme is one in a chain of enzymes that carry out the oxidation (decomposition) of alcohol to water and carbon dioxide with the release of energy.
The blockade of this enzyme leads to the fact that the intermediate product of this “processing” of alcohol ACETALDEHYDE begins to accumulate in the body, having a “toxic” effect: facial flushing, nausea and vomiting, palpitations and shortness of breath, fear, increased heart rate and lower blood pressure.
Doctors call this condition antabuse (or disulfiram-ethanol) reaction. It develops with the simultaneous presence of disulfiram and alcohol in the body. Taking disulfiram, while observing sobriety, does not give any reaction.
- Alcohol addiction.
- Certain forms of cancer.
- Nickel poisoning.
Disulfiram is most widely used in our country. Despite the emergence of new means of therapy, alcoholism remains one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for the treatment of this disease. There are several methods for taking disulfiram:
Conditioned reflex therapy. The bottom line is that the patient is constantly taking disulfiram. He is specifically allowed to take a small amount of alcohol (usually 50 milligrams of vodka), after a few seconds or minutes he develops the antabuse reaction described above. This procedure is carried out for several days in a row. In Soviet times, such therapy was carried out in the form of a group, when patients lined up in a semicircle or a circle (so that everyone could see each other), drank alcohol under the supervision of doctors and suffered themselves and observed each other’s torment. As a result of this, the patient develops a new negative reflex to the sight, smell and taste of alcohol, for a while there is an aversion to alcohol.
“Encoding” with disulfiram. The patient is injected with a long-acting form of disulfiram (in the form of intramuscular injection, subcutaneous injection of a sterile tablet), which allows the drug to remain in the body for a long time. Before this, an appropriate receipt is taken stating that the patient refuses to take alcohol for the entire period of the drug’s action. In this case, the drug is administered as a prohibitive and intimidating method. The therapeutic effect is observed in suggestible persons, with preserved instincts of self-preservation and unexpressed attraction to drinking alcohol.
Planned administration of disulfiram as part of complex treatment at the initial stages of treatment. In this case, it is a temporary method that allows you to ensure sobriety and the ability to “pay attention” to the violation of abstinence from alcohol.
Where can you buy
It is not difficult to buy a generic Antabuse. To do this, enter the name of the active substance – disulfiram into the search line. The pharmacy website will offer you a choice of several tablets with the same composition. Finding a cheap Antabuse online is difficult, mainly due to its specific properties and indications. Since the drug is used to treat alcoholism, it is most often prescribed by narcologists and psychiatrists. “Where can I buy cheap Antabuse online?” – a person with an addiction will ask. Most likely, you can purchase the drug directly at the clinic where you are receiving treatment.