Makes the patient physically sick when alcohol is consumed
Is used to aid in the management of selected chronic alcohol patients who want to remain in a state of enforced sobriety.
Addictive Properties: No abuse or withdrawal
Also Known As: Antabuse
Cost: $57.59 per month, which is around $1.92 a day.62
Third-Party Payer Acceptance: Covered by most major insurance carriers, Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA.61
Best for supervised and/or highly motivated patients:
eg. Family member willing to observe dosing.