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Antabuse Side Effects

Common Antabuse Side Effects

The most commonly reported Antabuse side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Asthenia (8)
Coagulopathy (6)
Hypoaesthesia (5)
Jaundice (5)
Paraesthesia (5)
Malaise (5)
Disorientation (4)
Blood Alcohol Increased (4)
Dysstasia (4)
Delusion (4)
Gait Disturbance (4)
Encephalopathy (4)
Polyneuropathy (4)
Mental Status Changes (4)
Hypotension (4)
Insomnia (3)
Headache (3)
Coordination Abnormal (3)
Delirium (3)
Dyspnoea (3)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Antabuse Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Antabuse reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Antabuse on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Sopor, Polyneuropathy, Myalgia
on Dec 20, 2013 Male from IT , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: sopor, polyneuropathy, myalgia. Antabuse dosage: 800 Mg, Daily. Patient was hospitalized.

Slow Response To Stimuli
Patient was taking Antabuse. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: slow response to stimuli on Nov 01, 2013 from IT Additional patient health information: Male , 37 years of age, . Antabuse dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Haldol /00027401/ (10 Mg/ml, Unk)
  • Tavor /00273201/ (Unk)
  • Keppra (Unk)
  • Alcover (Unk)


Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain Upper, Paraesthesia, Fatigue, Chromaturia, Faeces Discoloured, Eye Colour Change, Abnormal Faeces
Adverse event was reported on Oct 08, 2013 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 58 years of age, After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: liver function test abnormal, abdominal pain upper, paraesthesia, fatigue, chromaturia, faeces discoloured, eye colour change, abnormal faeces.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Citalopram
  • Allopurinol


Erythema, Anxiety, Menorrhagia, Polymenorrhoea
on Apr 10, 2013 Female from US , 25 years of age, was treated with Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: erythema, anxiety, menorrhagia, polymenorrhoea. Antabuse dosage: N/A.


Ocular Icterus, Yellow Skin, Thinking Abnormal, Liver Disorder, Brain Oedema, Liver Transplant
on Mar 22, 2013 Male from US , 39 years of age, weighting 166.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse -disulfiram- 250 Mg Getting Information. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: ocular icterus, yellow skin, thinking abnormal, liver disorder, brain oedema, liver transplant. Antabuse -disulfiram- 250 Mg Getting Information dosage: 01/13/2012--04/13/2013 ?3 Months. Patient was hospitalized.

Myocardial Infarction
Patient was taking Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: myocardial infarction on May 31, 2012 from SWEDEN Additional patient health information: Male , 52 years of age, . Antabuse dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel



Adverse event was reported on Apr 09, 2012 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: N/A) . Location: SPAIN , 46 years of age, .
Associated medications used:
  • Sedotime
  • Bupropion Hcl


Blood Alcohol Increased, Loss Of Consciousness
on Sep 09, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 24 years of age, was treated with Antabuse. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: blood alcohol increased, loss of consciousness. Antabuse dosage: 500 Mg (250 Mg, 2 In 1 D).

Alcohol Interaction, Ketoacidosis
on Nov 14, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: alcohol interaction, ketoacidosis. Antabuse dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ethanol


Ulna Fracture, Fall
Patient was taking Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: ulna fracture, fall on Jun 17, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 38 years of age, weighting 218.3 lb, was diagnosed with and. Antabuse dosage: 500 Mg, 1 Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Phlebitis, Deep Vein Thrombosis
Adverse event was reported on Sep 02, 2011 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: DENMARK , weighting 165.3 lb, Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Humira
Patient was hospitalized.

Phlebitis, Deep Vein Thrombosis
on Jun 20, 2011 Male from DENMARK , weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis. Antabuse dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Humira
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis, Encephalopathy
on Feb 15, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: hepatitis, encephalopathy. Antabuse dosage: 500mg Three Times Weekly Po. Patient was hospitalized.

White Blood Cell Count Increased, Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral, C-reactive Protein Increased, Weight Increased, Eosinophil Count Increased
Patient was taking Antabuse. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: white blood cell count increased, dyspnoea, oedema peripheral, c-reactive protein increased, weight increased, eosinophil count increased on Jan 10, 2011 from DENMARK Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 213.8 lb, . Antabuse dosage: 800 Mg, Qw2.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Seroquel Xr (800 Mg Daily)
  • Venlafaxine (800 Mg Daily)
  • Leponex (250 Mg Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Weight Decreased, Disorientation, Pyrexia, Tobacco Abuse
Adverse event was reported on Dec 28, 2010 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: depressed level of consciousness, weight decreased, disorientation, pyrexia, tobacco abuse.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Strattera
  • Colace
  • Buspar
  • Symmetrel
  • Zoloft
  • Cogentin
  • Invega Sustenna
  • Invega
Patient was hospitalized.

Ileus Paralytic, Constipation
on Dec 22, 2010 Male from DENMARK , 59 years of age, was treated with Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: ileus paralytic, constipation. Antabuse dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Lamotrigine
  • Seroquel
  • Effexor
Patient was hospitalized.

Asthenia, Disorientation, Malaise, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia
on Nov 09, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, weighting 100.0 lb, was treated with Antabuse. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: asthenia, disorientation, malaise, neuropathy peripheral, paraesthesia. Antabuse dosage: N/A.

Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes, Substance Abuse
Patient was taking Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: coagulopathy, jaundice, malaise, mental status changes, substance abuse on Mar 29, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 40 years of age, weighting 123.5 lb, was diagnosed with and. Antabuse dosage: Unk Unk Oral 047. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Coagulopathy, Coma, Decreased Appetite, Jaundice, Liver Transplant, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
Adverse event was reported on Mar 16, 2010 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: 250 Mg Daily Oral 047) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, weighting 196.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: abdominal pain, coagulopathy, coma, decreased appetite, jaundice, liver transplant, malaise, mental status changes. Patient was hospitalized.

Coagulopathy, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
on Feb 26, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 39 years of age, weighting 260.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: coagulopathy, jaundice, malaise, mental status changes. Antabuse dosage: Unk Unk Oral 047. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Arthralgia, Coagulopathy, Headache, Jaundice, Malaise, Mental Status Changes
on Feb 26, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, weighting 145.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: abdominal pain, arthralgia, coagulopathy, headache, jaundice, malaise, mental status changes. Antabuse dosage: Unk Daily Oral 047. Patient was hospitalized.

Asthenia, Confusional State, Hypoaesthesia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia
Patient was taking Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: asthenia, confusional state, hypoaesthesia, neuropathy peripheral, paraesthesia on Dec 03, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, weighting 100.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Antabuse dosage: 250 Mg Once Daily Po.

Aggression, Alcohol Intolerance, Brain Injury, Disturbance In Attention, Impaired Work Ability, Insomnia, Mental Impairment, Nasal Polyps
Adverse event was reported on Jun 16, 2009 by a Male taking Antabuse (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 33 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, Patient felt the following Antabuse side effects: aggression, alcohol intolerance, brain injury, disturbance in attention, impaired work ability, insomnia, mental impairment, nasal polyps. Patient was hospitalized.

Breast Pain, Breath Odour, Hyperaesthesia, Lip Blister, Oral Pain, Paraesthesia
on Apr 06, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Antabuse. After Antabuse was administered, patient encountered several Antabuse side effects: breast pain, breath odour, hyperaesthesia, lip blister, oral pain, paraesthesia. Antabuse dosage: 250 Mg Daily Po.

Anxiety, Delusion, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Fear, Heart Rate Increased, Hyperacusis
on Jan 23, 2009 Male from GERMANY , 31 years of age, was treated with Antabuse. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Antabuse side effects: anxiety, delusion, dyspnoea, fatigue, fear, heart rate increased, hyperacusis. Antabuse dosage: 250 Mg/day,.
Associated medications used:
  • Cocaine(cocaine)


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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative ANTABUSE Names:DISULFIRA

    Active Ingredient: DISULFIRA

    More About Antabuse

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 50

    Antabuse safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 26

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