Disulfiram

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Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

  • Chronic alcohol dependence to maintain withdrawal

Administration

Oral

Clinical Issues

  • Warn patients of alcohol reaction

Contra-indications

  • Cardiac failure
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Psychosis
  • Pregnancy

Cautions and Interactions

Should not be continued for more than 6 months without review

Side effects

Special advice

Pharmacology