Antabuse tablets 200mg are used to treat and manage chronic alcohol dependence as part of an integrated programme of counselling and rehabilitation, to help alcoholics remain alcohol free once they have given up drinking alcohol. Alcohol dependence or alcoholism is considered an addictive disease that can result in physical and psychological addiction to alcohol that can influence all aspects of life, causing dysfunctional behaviour and affecting relationships and the workplace. Alcoholism has recognisable symptoms, including inability to stop drinking, the need to drink more for the same effect, craving alcohol above anything else and withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, sweating, tremor, tachycardia (increased pulse rate and, nausea, if the interval between drinks increases or attempts are made to give up drinking. Antabuse tablets 200mg help break the habit of alcohol dependency by acting as a deterrent to drinking alcohol, but will only work as part of a supportive programme and requires commitment and motivation to remain alcohol free. 1, 2
Our attention has been drawn to an article written by Daniel A. Kinderlehrer MD, where Antabuse (Disulfiram) has an off-label use in the treatment of Lyme disease. Laboratory studies conducted at Stanford University showed Disulfiram as the most potent agent out of twenty, against Borrelia burgdorferi, the microorganism considered responsible for Lyme disease.
It should be noted with caution that positive laboratory studies do not always translate into effective treatments in the human body. However, the results are encouraging and warrant further study. As always, when considering a new medical treatment option, advice should be sought from your doctor before proceeding.