Medicine Overview of Dsf Tablet
Side Effects of Dsf are Headache, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Metallic taste.
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. Dsf 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Dsf 250 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Dsf Tablet
- Do not consume alcohol during the treatment and for up to 14 days after discontinuation.
- Disulfiram may cause drowsiness or tiredness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are affected.
- Avoid taking disulfiram if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or you are breast feeding.
- Before you take disulfiram inform your doctor about all the prescription, non-prescription, and herbal medicines you are or were taking.
- Patients who are receiving or have recently received, alcohol, or alcohol-containing preparations, such as cough syrups, tonics and the like, should not take disulfiram, If you drink alcohol during or within 2 weeks of stopping disulfiram a serious and potentially life threatening reaction may occur along with severe symptoms such as flushing of the face and neck, increased body temperature, sweating, urge to vomit (nausea) vomiting, itchy skin or rash caused by an allergic reaction (pruritus, urticaria) anxiety, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, difficulty breathing, palpitations, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, abnormally slow breathing, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, coma or fits may occur.
- Consult your doctor immediately if you suddenly experience any of these symptoms after stopping the treatment with disulfiram.
Dsf Tablet related warnings
Dsf 250 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dsf 250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Dsf 250 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Dsf 250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Dsf 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dsf 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dsf 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dsf 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Dsf 250 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Dsf Tablet
Q. Is Dsf safe/dangerous?
Yes, Dsf 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 Dsf over-the-counter medicine?
No, Dsf is not an over-the-counter medicine. Dsf 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
No, Dsf is not a sulfa drug
Q. Is Dsf a benzodiazepine?
No, Dsf is not benzodiazepine
Q. Is Dsf a competitive inhibitor?
Dsf is an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor. It works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body causing unpleasant feeling leading to alcohol withdrawal
Q. Is Dsf a controlled drug?
No, Dsf is not a controlled drug
No, Dsf is not addictive. It is used to treat alcohol addiction and chronic alcoholism
Dsf prices may vary depending on the brand. Refer to the packaging for the price
Yes, Dsf works. Dsf 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 Dsf work for everyone?
Dsf 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 Dsf stops cravings?
Dsf 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 Dsf. It may not have any direct effects on cravings
Q. Does Dsf work immediately?
Yes, Dsf works on alcohol withdrawal as soon as you start the treatment
Q. What does Dsf like reaction mean?
Dsf.alcohol reaction characterized by flushing, increased body temperature, sweating, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, itching of skin (pruritus), pale red, raised, itchy skin rash (urticaria), anxiety, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, breathlessness (dyspnea), rapid heartbeat (palpitations) and hyperventilation.
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