A Place for Antabuse

  • Dr Mohammed H Cassimjee University of Natal
Keywords: Disulfiram, Tetraethylthiuram Disulfide, Alcohol drinking, Drug Evaluation.


Antabuse is the best drug available to GPs in treating their many alcohol- dependent patients, and many of the danger stories and opposition to it, is purely ideological. As part of a treatment-programmept, under adequate supervision and controll, this is n wry useful drug far those who do not respond well to conventional programmes. The indications for it, reaction to it and the contra-indications are all considered.

Author Biography

Dr Mohammed H Cassimjee, University of Natal
LLMRCP, LLMRCS (Ireland), MPraxMed (Natal), MIjGP(SA) BSc (Hons) (Pharm) (uDw)