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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Drug Interactions Along With Common Alcoholism Medication Treatment

     Antabuse is one of the prescribe drug medication, the physician or pharmacist must always be prepared and aware to the possibility of drug interactions that can be experience along the way and entails continuous monitoring. With that, it’s essential not to stop or change the medication dosage while taking this antabuse treatment.  If undergoing some surgery, ensure to clarify with thy physician about the antabuse intake. Antabuse should not only be used with the following drugs due to severe drug interactions that might occur such as the cough and cold medicines, aftershave lotions,, amprenavir oral solution, and metronidazole.

     Before starting to intake the antabuse, be reminded to inform the physician that your using any of the medication mention above or al the prescribe and non prescribe medication or products that been using especially those amitriptyline, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, warfarin, theophylline, or isoniazid. Antabuse enable to increase the side effects that caffeine entails. Take into consideration to prevent drinking a huge amount of beverages that contains caffeine (colas, tea, and coffee) or eating large number of chocolate. Antabusse can somehow cause false results of certain laboratory test such as urine VMA/HVA tests. Ensure that the lab personnel and doctors must exactly know the usage of antabuse pills as to avoid any complication to occur.

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