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Antabuse Side Effects

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Common Antabuse Side Effects


The most commonly reported Antabuse side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Asthenia (8)
Coagulopathy (6)
Hypoaesthesia (5)
Jaundice (5)
Paraesthesia (5)
Malaise (5)
Disorientation (4)
Blood Alcohol Increased (4)
Dysstasia (4)
Delusion (4)
Gait Disturbance (4)
Encephalopathy (4)
Polyneuropathy (4)
Mental Status Changes (4)
Hypotension (4)
Insomnia (3)
Headache (3)
Coordination Abnormal (3)
Delirium (3)
Dyspnoea (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Antabuse Side Effects Reported to FDA



Antabuse Side Effect Report#9776263
Sopor, Polyneuropathy, Myalgia
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: alcoholism, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: 800 Mg, Daily, start time:
Jul 06, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sopor, Polyneuropathy, Myalgia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in male patients, resulting in Sopor side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#9627963
Slow Response To Stimuli
This report suggests a potential Antabuse Slow Response To Stimuli side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antabuse (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Slow Response To StimuliAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Haldol /00027401/ (10 Mg/ml, Unk)
  • Tavor /00273201/ (Unk)
  • Keppra (Unk)
  • Alcover (Unk)
Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Slow Response To Stimuli, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#9605878
Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Paraesthesia, Fatigue, Chromaturia, Faeces Discoloured, Eye Colour Change, Abnormal Faeces
This Liver Function Test Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: abstains from alcohol,depression,gout. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Citalopram
  • Allopurinol
When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Paraesthesia, Fatigue, Chromaturia, Faeces Discoloured, Eye Colour Change, Abnormal FaecesAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Liver Function Test Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#9225225
Erythema, Anxiety, Menorrhagia, Polymenorrhoea
This Erythema side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 25-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1999. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Erythema, Anxiety, Menorrhagia, PolymenorrhoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#9189189
Ocular Icterus, Yellow Skin, Thinking Abnormal, Liver Disorder, Brain Oedema, Liver Transplant
This is a report of a 39-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: impaired driving ability,blood alcohol abnormal,legal problem, who was treated with Antabuse -disulfiram- 250 Mg Getting Information (dosage: 01/13/2012--04/13/2013 ?3 Months, start time:
Jan 13, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ocular Icterus, Yellow Skin, Thinking Abnormal, Liver Disorder, Brain Oedema, Liver Transplant after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse -disulfiram- 250 Mg Getting Information treatment in male patients, resulting in Ocular Icterus side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#8407625-7
Myocardial Infarction
This report suggests a potential Antabuse Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Sweden was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antabuse (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 12, 2012. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial InfarctionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#8283158-6
This Cell Death problem was reported by a physician from Spain. A 46-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Feb 01, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Sedotime
  • Bupropion Hcl
When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cell Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#8183442-0
Blood Alcohol Increased, Loss Of Consciousness
This Blood Alcohol Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 24-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: 500 Mg (250 Mg, 2 In 1 D)), which was initiated on
Aug 25, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Alcohol Increased, Loss Of ConsciousnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7931242-6
Alcohol Interaction, Ketoacidosis
This is a report of a 40-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: alcoholism, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ethanol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alcohol Interaction, Ketoacidosis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in male patients, resulting in Alcohol Interaction side effect.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7777473-X
Ulna Fracture, Fall
This report suggests a potential Antabuse Ulna Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: investigation and used Antabuse (dosage: 500 Mg, 1 Po) starting
May 21, 2011. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ulna Fracture, FallAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ulna Fracture, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7737301-5
Phlebitis, Deep Vein Thrombosis
This Phlebitis problem was reported by a physician from Denmark. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse,psoriasis. On
Jun 01, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Humira
When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Phlebitis, Deep Vein ThrombosisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Phlebitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7572163-0
Phlebitis, Deep Vein Thrombosis
This Phlebitis side effect was reported by a physician from Denmark. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse,psoriasis.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
.After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Phlebitis, Deep Vein ThrombosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7313557-8
Hepatitis, Encephalopathy
This is a report of a 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: 500mg Three Times Weekly Po, start time:
Jan 23, 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatitis, Encephalopathy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in male patients, resulting in Hepatitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7235533-6
White Blood Cell Count Increased, Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral, C-reactive Protein Increased, Weight Increased, Eosinophil Count Increased
This report suggests a potential Antabuse White Blood Cell Count Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Denmark was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Antabuse (dosage: 800 Mg, Qw2) starting
Oct 29, 2010. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: White Blood Cell Count Increased, Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral, C-reactive Protein Increased, Weight Increased, Eosinophil Count IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Seroquel Xr (800 Mg Daily)
  • Venlafaxine (800 Mg Daily)
  • Leponex (250 Mg Daily)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as White Blood Cell Count Increased, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7215649-0
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Weight Decreased, Disorientation, Pyrexia, Tobacco Abuse
This Depressed Level Of Consciousness problem was reported by a health professional from United States. A 36-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: alcoholism. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Strattera
  • Colace
  • Buspar
  • Symmetrel
  • Zoloft
  • Cogentin
  • Invega Sustenna
  • Invega
When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Weight Decreased, Disorientation, Pyrexia, Tobacco AbuseThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depressed Level Of Consciousness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7209717-7
Ileus Paralytic, Constipation
This Ileus Paralytic side effect was reported by a health professional from Denmark. A 59-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamotrigine
  • Seroquel
  • Effexor
.After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ileus Paralytic, ConstipationThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#7094155-0
Asthenia, Disorientation, Malaise, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia
This is a report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthenia, Disorientation, Malaise, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthenia side effect.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6656939-X
Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes, Substance Abuse
This report suggests a potential Antabuse Coagulopathy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse and used Antabuse (dosage: Unk Unk Oral 047) starting NS. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes, Substance AbuseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coagulopathy, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6638434-7
Abdominal Pain, Coagulopathy, Coma, Decreased Appetite, Jaundice, Liver Transplant, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
This Abdominal Pain problem was reported by a health professional from United States. A 23-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: 250 Mg Daily Oral 047). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal Pain, Coagulopathy, Coma, Decreased Appetite, Jaundice, Liver Transplant, Malaise, Mental Status ChangesThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6608007-0
Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
This Coagulopathy side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A 39-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: Unk Unk Oral 047), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status ChangesThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6607994-4
Abdominal Pain, Arthralgia, Coagulopathy, Headache, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
This is a report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: Unk Daily Oral 047, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain, Arthralgia, Coagulopathy, Headache, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6477880-1
Asthenia, Confusional State, Hypoaesthesia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia
This report suggests a potential Antabuse Asthenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol abuse and used Antabuse (dosage: 250 Mg Once Daily Po) starting
Aug 01, 2007. After starting Antabuse the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Asthenia, Confusional State, Hypoaesthesia, Neuropathy Peripheral, ParaesthesiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Antabuse demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Asthenia, may still occur.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6233862-6
Aggression, Alcohol Intolerance, Brain Injury, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Work Ability, Insomnia, Mental Impairment, Nasal Polyps
This Aggression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 33-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Antabuse (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Antabuse, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Aggression, Alcohol Intolerance, Brain Injury, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Work Ability, Insomnia, Mental Impairment, Nasal PolypsThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Aggression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6146053-4
Breast Pain, Breath Odour, Hyperaesthesia, Lip Blister, Oral Pain, Paraesthesia
This Breast Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: alcohol use.The patient was prescribed Antabuse (drug dosage: 250 Mg Daily Po), which was initiated on
Jan 20, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Antabuse the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Breast Pain, Breath Odour, Hyperaesthesia, Lip Blister, Oral Pain, ParaesthesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Antabuse.
Antabuse Side Effect Report#6070442-X
Anxiety, Delusion, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Fear, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperacusis
This is a report of a 31-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Antabuse (dosage: 250 Mg/day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Cocaine(cocaine)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anxiety, Delusion, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Fear, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperacusis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Antabuse treatment in male patients, resulting in Anxiety side effect.

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    Antabuse Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC51285-523
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameAntabuse
    NameDisulfiram
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20001201
    LabelerTeva Women's Health, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)DISULFIRAM
    Strength(s)250
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAcetyl Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitors [MoA],Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitor [EPC]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 50

    Antabuse safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 26

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