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Generic name: Disulfiram
Brand names: Antabuse, Antabus and Alcobus
This drug is also chemically known under the name of diethylthiocarbamoyl disulfide.
Disulfiram is a drug used to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to alcohol. Disulfiram is also being studied as a treatment for cocaine dependence, as it prevents the breakdown of dopamine (a neurotransmitter whose release is stimulated by cocaine); the excess dopamine results in increased anxiety, higher blood pressure, restlessness and other unpleasant symptoms. Several studies have reported that it has anti-protozoal activity as well.
This drug is shipped in blisters.