Antabuse


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An·ta·buse

 (ăn′tə-byo͞os′)
A trademark for the drug disulfiram.
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Antabuse

(ˈæntəˌbjuːs)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a drug, a brand of disulfiram, used in the treatment of alcoholism, that acts by inducing nausea and other unpleasant symptoms following ingestion of alcohol; tetraethylthiuram disulphide
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Noun1.Antabuse - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholismAntabuse - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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"They arranged for someone to visit me at home." Vince, below, who lives near Cardiff, said: "I entered a detox facility in Llandough Hospital, leaving after ten days with a supply of Antabuse, an anti-addiction drug that makes you feel ill if there's any alcohol in your system.
Solicitor Roger Colledge said Mason had a long standing drink problem and had stopped taking his antabuse with the result of what happened.
Disulfiram (Antabuse) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alcohol aversion and has been used to treat alcohol addition for over six decades.
It included daily doses of chronic alcoholism treatment Antabuse and monthly injections of Vivitrol which stops drug users relapsing.
We can clearly see how successful methadone has been just like Antabuse, naltrexone, buprenorphine and all the other miracle cures the drug and medical community trot out periodically.
Using this technique, they screened the John Hopkins Drug Library and found eight hits; one of them, disulfiram, had been used to safely treat alcoholism for decades under the trade-name "Antabuse" [24].
Disulfiram (Antabuse) is used to increase physical aversion to alcohol, as it gives rise to negative symptoms (flushing, nausea, vomiting) when used with alcohol.
I use metformin, and I call it Antabuse for fat: You cheat, you pay.
M2 PHARMA-March 12, 2015-Mylan unveils generic Antabuse Tablets for the management of selected chronic alcohol patients