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*Causes liver problems
Not a medication of choice and must monitor effects.
NMDA receptor antagonist, blocks the netry of calcium into nerve cells and thus slows down brain cell death
Sensitizing agent that causes an adverse reaction when mixed with alcohol in the body.
Useful for those who want to stop drinking.
5-10 minutes after drinking alcohol while taking Antabuse:
- facial and body flushing from vasodilation
- throbbing headache
- decreased BP
- sweating; dry mouth
Effects of antabuse last how long:
30 minutes to 2 hours.
While taking Antabuse must be caution to other items that may contain alcohol like:
- shaving cream
- aftershave lotion
- cough syrup
Maintains abstinence from HEROIN
Highly efective agent in amelliorating the signs and symptoms of opiod withdrawl.
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