Disulfiram interferes with the metabolism of alcohol resulting in unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed. Disulfiram is used to treat chronic alcoholism. Disulfiram may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Disulfiram is a generic name for a medication whose brand name is Antabuse. Disulfiram is used to block the enzymes that are involved in metabolizing the intake of alcohol. Disulfiram is given to people who have a chronic alcoholism. Disulfiram belongs to a group of drugs that is known as Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitor.