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Drug information on Ulfiram (Disulfiram) from Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd. (Marx Remedies)

Ulfiram

  Tablet  
Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd. (Marx Remedies)
Generic : Disulfiram
 20.00
250mg
10

Drug Name : Disulfiram

Disulfiram(Antabuse) generic Ulfiram is an alcohol antagonist, prescribed for chronic alcoholism. It blocks the processing of alcohol in the body.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ulfiram may be prescribed


Side effects of Ulfiram

Eye inflammation, peripheral nerve disease, drowsiness, fatigue, impotence, headache and rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- 800 mg as a single dose on the 1st day. Reduce dose by 200 mg/day. Maintenance: 100-200 mg/day.

How to use Ulfiram?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Ulfiram not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe heart disease, mental disorder, who are taking alcohol containing preparations and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Ulfiram

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, thyroid disease, epilepsy, brain damage, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor liver function and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Ulfiram

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ulfiram

Store it at room temperature (20° to 25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from moisture and heat.



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