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Esperal 250mg Tablet

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Esperal 250mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Esperal 250mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
MRP
28.5
₹2.85/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Esperal Tablet

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Uses of Esperal Tablet

Esperal 250mg Tablet is used in alcohol dependence.
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Esperal Tablet side effects

Common

Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Skin rash, Metallic taste, Restlessness, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Tremor.

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

How Esperal Tablet works

Esperal 250mg 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 Esperal Tablet

Expert advice for Esperal 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.
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Esperal Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Esperal Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Esperal 250mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Esperal 250mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Esperal 250mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Esperal 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Esperal 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Esperal 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Esperal 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Esperal 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Esperal Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Esperal 250mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Esperal Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Disulfiram

Yes, Esperal is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration in a hospital or specialized clinic as advised by your special doctor
No, Esperal is not an over-the-counter medicine. Esperal 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, Esperal is not a sulfa drug
No, Esperal is not benzodiazepine
Esperal is an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor. It works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body causing unpleasant feeling leading to alcohol withdrawal
No, Esperal is not a controlled drug
No, Esperal is not addictive. It is used to treat alcohol addiction and chronic alcoholism
Esperal prices may vary depending on the brand. Refer to the packaging for the price
Yes, Esperal works. Esperal is an aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitor. It works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body causing unpleasant feeling leading to alcohol withdrawal
Esperal works for chronic alcoholics who are cooperative and willing to give up alcoholism. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
Esperal 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 Esperal. It may not have any direct effects on cravings
Yes, Esperal works on alcohol withdrawal as soon as you start the treatment
Esperal.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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Esperal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Esperal with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin
Esperal with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Esperal with Flurazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Fluraz
Esperal with Midazolam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midzol
Esperal with Etizolam
MODERATE
Esperal with Chlordiazepoxide
MODERATE
Esperal with Isoniazid
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Isoniazid: Isonex, Lup Inh, Isonij, Solonex
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