Indications : Chronic alcoholism (if other treatments are not effective).
1 tablet contains 0.15g of Disulfiram
The mechanism of action
Teturam is a specific medication for alcohol dependence treatment. The active ingredient - disulfiram - disrupts the metabolism of alcohol. Disulfiram - is an inhibitor of the enzyme acetaldegiddehydrogenase. Inhibiting this enzyme disulfiram causes a shutdown of disintegration process of ethanol to water and carbon dioxide in the step of acetaldehyde, which poisons the tissue. In humans, drinking alcohol during treatment with Teturam, accumulation of acetaldehyde causes an acute intoxication accompanied by painful negative feelings (nausea, flush of blood to the face, vomiting, tachycardia, malaise, low blood pressure). This reaction with alcohol during treatment with Disulfiram is called disulfiram-ethanol reaction. Use of the Teturam is focusing on creation the patient's reflex - disgust to the smell and taste of ethanol.
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Teturam is taken in the morning, during breakfast. The dose is 150-450 mg (1-3 tablets) a day for 7-10 days. After 7-10 days, the first disulfiram-alcohol test conducted. Repeated tests carried out in the hospital 1-2 days later, on an outpatient basis - after 3-5 days. Duration of therapy is set individually by doctor.
150mg x 30 tabs
- Brand: PharmStandart
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