Antabuse (Disulfiram) is a widely used anti-alcohol drug that is used in the US and UK as a daily pill. However, it is effective, if you are looking for a version of the drug that is implanted and will work for 12 months without a break then you have to go to Eastern Europe as the FDA has not approved this version in the US. Just one alcoholic drink is enough to make you seriously ill.
How does antabuse work?
In the United States, Antabuse is the oldest FDA-approved drug used to treat alcoholism. Unlike newer drugs for alcoholism, which either stop the pleasant effects of alcohol or dampen your cravings for a drink, antabuse has an extremely negative effect every time you drink something.
Antabuse is a drug that blocks the normal breakdown of alcohol in your system, making you extremely sick within minutes..It causes symptoms similar to a hangover, but much more severe.
In general, there may be a drop in blood pressure and a rapid heartbeat. Other symptoms include dizziness, profuse sweating, severe headache, palpitations, hyperventilation, and shortness of breath. Nausea and vomiting are also common effects.
Antabus as an implant
In Eastern European clinics, the antabuse implants are placed under the person’s skin above the stomach. The implant releases a constant dose of the drug over a period of 12 months.
“I would say 95 percent of the inquiries we’ve had are from women who tell us they’re home and sometimes drink up to three bottles of wine a night. Many of them have told us no one knows how well they are you drinking and are desperate because they know they are destroying their lives and the lives of those they love, “said Russell Hughes, owner of Aluston Health in Riga, Latvia.
Research studies on antabuse
Research has shown that long-term use of antabuse is effective as it can help you stop drinking by helping you break the habit of drinking..Antabuse can help you stop drinking long enough to find that you can live without alcohol.
The downside, at least in the US, is that the drug is only available in the form of a daily pill and you can simply stop taking the pill and start drinking again at any time. It’s not that easy with an under-the-skin implant.