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Dsf 250 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Dsf Tablet

Dsf 250 mg 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 face, headaches. Thus, it discourages the patient from taking alcohol while on this medication.

Dsf 250 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. Take this medicine as advised by 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. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to 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, metallic taste, and fatigue. 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 counselling 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 Dsf Tablet

Dsf Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Metallic taste

How to use Dsf 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. Dsf 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dsf Tablet works

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.

Dsf Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Dsf 250 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dsf 250 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dsf 250 mg 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
Dsf 250 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

What if you miss a dose of Dsf Tablet?

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.

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Expert Advice

  • Dsf 250 mg 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 Dsf 250 mg 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dsf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

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

Q. Is Dsf a sulfa drug?

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

Q. Is Dsf addictive?

No, Dsf is not addictive. It is used to treat alcohol addiction and chronic alcoholism

Q. Is Dsf expensive?

Dsf prices may vary depending on the brand. Refer to the packaging for the price

Q. Does Dsf work?

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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