How It Works
Disulfiram changes the way your body breaks down (Reference metabolizes Opens New Window) alcohol. If you drink alcohol while you are taking disulfiram, you will experience uncomfortable symptoms, including severe nausea, vomiting, and headache. These symptoms discourage you from drinking alcohol by making it unpleasant.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction