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Brand name: Antabuse TM

Active ingredients: disulfiram

What it is used for

Antabuse tablets are indicated as a deterrent to alcohol comsumption and as an aid in the overall management of selected chronic alcoholic patients involved in an integrated program of counselling and psychiatry. Only alcoholic patients who are motivated to abstain from drinking and who are undergoing supportive psychotherapeutic treatment, ancillary to a total program of rehabilitation, should be selected for Antabuse administration.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White flat tablet with breakline, 11mm in diameter and engraved "CDC".

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient disulfiram

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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