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Disiram 500mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Disiram 500mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of alcohol addiction. It works by producing interaction with alcohol and thereby causing unpleasant effects like nausea, flushing of the face, headaches. Thus, it discourages the patient from taking alcohol while on this medication.

Disiram 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take this medicine as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor. Remember while taking this medication, avoid alcohol in all forms including beer, wine, aftershave lotions, mouthwash, vinegar, and liquid medications.

Some common side effects of using this medication are headache, fatigue, drowsiness, and metallic taste. Initially, it may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to know that you should take this medicine in combination with a counseling program as it will provide extra help to maintain abstinence from alcohol. Remember it will take time, support, willpower, and determination to readjust the habit of not drinking.

Uses of Disiram Tablet

Benefits of Disiram Tablet

In Treatment of Alcohol addiction

Disiram 500mg Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. It causes sudden, undesirable effects when mixed with alcohol to help you refrain from alcohol, even if you are dependent on alcohol. It causes effects such as flushing of the face, headache, nausea, blurred vision, mental confusion etc., when even small amounts of alcohol are consumed.

Disiram 500mg Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction. Avoid taking foods containing alcohol like mouthwash, cough medicines, perfumes or deodorants, and even hair dyes as even small amounts of alcohol can trigger these unpleasant effects.

Side effects of Disiram Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Disiram

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Metallic taste

How to use Disiram Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Disiram 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Disiram Tablet works

Disiram 500mg Tablet blocks the chemical which breaks the converted form of alcohol in the body. This leads to an increased level of converted form of alcohol in the body causing bad physical features while drinking alcohol.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Disiram 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Disiram 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Disiram 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Disiram 500mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Disiram 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Disiram 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Disiram 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Disiram 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Disiram Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Disiram 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Disiram 500mg Tablet is used together with behavior modification, psychotherapy, and counseling support to help you stop drinking.
  • It works best for patients who can achieve initial abstinence of at least 12 hours, are committed to maintaining abstinence, and agree to take the medication.
  • While taking this medication, avoid alcohol in all forms including beer, wine, aftershave lotions, mouthwash, vinegar, certain desserts, colognes, and liquid medications.
  • When you first start taking it, you may feel dizzy, confused, tired, and weak. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • You may notice an aftertaste of either garlic or metal when you start taking Disiram 500mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, liver or kidney disease, psychiatric problems, diabetes, or if you're allergic to latex rubber or pesticides.
  • Do not take it if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Carbamate Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Alcohol deaddiction

Interaction with drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Disiram 500mg Tablet safe/dangerous?

Yes, Disiram 500mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration in a hospital or specialized clinic as advised by your special doctor

Q. Is Disiram 500mg Tablet over-the-counter medicine?

No, Disiram 500mg Tablet is not an over-the-counter medicine. Disiram 500mg Tablet treatment for alcohol withdrawal should be initiated only in a hospital or specialized clinic and by experienced doctors only. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Disiram 500mg Tablet addictive?

No, Disiram 500mg Tablet is not addictive. It is used to treat alcohol addiction and chronic alcoholism

Q. Does Disiram 500mg Tablet work?

Yes, Disiram 500mg Tablet works. Disiram 500mg Tablet is an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor. It works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body causing unpleasant feeling leading to alcohol withdrawal

Q. Does Disiram 500mg Tablet work for everyone?

Disiram 500mg Tablet works for chronic alcoholics who are cooperative and willing to give up alcoholism. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Disiram 500mg Tablet stops cravings?

Disiram 500mg Tablet blocks the processing of alcohol in the body causing unpleasant feeling due to these unpleasant episodes, alcoholics abstain from alcohol Therefore, patients may avoid consuming alcohol to avoid unpleasant reactions upon consuming alcohol even days after stopping Disiram 500mg Tablet. It may not have any direct effects on cravings

Q. Does Disiram 500mg Tablet work immediately?

Yes, Disiram 500mg Tablet works on alcohol withdrawal as soon as you start the treatment

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