What is Nocbin Powder 100 g for chronic alcoholism?
An active principle of Nocbin Powder is disulfiram, a tetraethylthiuram disulfide. It works by inhibiting the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, which is involved in decomposing alcohol in the liver. As the result, Nocbin Powder provokes an acute sensitivity to alcohol, such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, and other unpleasant symptoms. It is used to treat chronic alcoholism.
Disulfiram has been clinically proven to be safe and effective medicine. It is primarily used to maintain abstinence by providing psychological support. When a patient occasionally takes alcohol, it causes unpleasant symptoms, similar to a very strong hangover, almost immediately. Moreover, some researches showed that disulfiram reduces dopamine beta-hydroxylase. That means that it reduces the pleasant feeling after drinking alcohol.
Nocbin Powder for chronic alcoholism is highly effective in compliant patients or when the caregivers or doctors supervise the medication intake. It can also be used in conjunction with other abstinence-supportive pharmacological therapies.
Active principles: disulfiram
Amount: 100 g
Maker: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Yokohama, Japan
Indications: treatment of chronic alcoholism
How to take
Patient should take 0.1-0.75 g a day, dividing into 1-3 times. Once stabilized, the doctor in charge may reduce the dosage to 0.1-0.2 g a day. Your doctor may also alter the schedule to include a 1-week administration period and a 1-week cessation period.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- patients with heart diseases,
- patients with renal or liver impairment,
- patients with respiratory diseases,
- breastfeeding or pregnant women.
Patient should not drive a car, work at heights or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medicine.
Patient should not consume alcohol unless they are instructed by their doctor. This includes eating alcohol-containing foods, such as chocolate with liquor or drinking alcohol-containing medicines, such as medicated liquor.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.