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Author Topic: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?  (Read 667 times)

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Offline Tempeboy

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Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:57:03 PM »
Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right thread for this question, wondering if anyone is taking medication to help with alcohol use?

There are a few that I have heard of, wondering if anyone knows about interactions etc?

Cheers

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Re: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 10:54:09 AM »
Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right thread for this question, wondering if anyone is taking medication to help with alcohol use?

There are a few that I have heard of, wondering if anyone knows about interactions etc?

Cheers

TB

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Re: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 11:18:08 AM »
here is a good link for the common drug Antabuse.

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/antabuse.html

There are some known interactions with HIV meds.
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Re: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 06:28:27 PM »
This link is interesting with the antabuse mention.
Then again it is from 2011 which is very old with our present standards.

meds.http://aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_antabuse_disulfiram_1667_19875.shtml

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Re: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 07:12:55 PM »
Antiabuse works by making you deathly ill if you consume alcohol.

Most physicians now prefer Naltrexone which works by blocking the opioid receptors in your brain. If you drink alcohol you won't get drunk. Of course, if you need pain medication it's not for you as it blocks the receptors for pain meds as well.

 
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Re: Is anyone taking medication for alchohol (over)use?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 11:16:53 PM »
Sorry for my outdated references.  Working with clientele who needed/wanted this drug has made me outlive my usefulness. 

So, I would check with a professional
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 11:20:26 PM by wolfter »
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