The disulfiram - A drug that acts as a deterrent to drinking alcohol. It is prescribed for people who request help in overcoming alcohol dependence. Treatment with the drug is usually combined with a counselling programme.

Disulfiram causes a buildup of acetaldehyde in the body, causing flushing, headache, nausea, dizziness, and palpitations. Symptoms may start within 10 minutes of drinking alcohol and can last for several hours. Occasionally, large amounts of alcohol taken during treatment can cause unconsciousness.


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