Antabuse Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Drowsiness
  • Problems Metabolizing Alcohol

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Toxic Effect On The Central Nervous System, Which Consists Of The Brain And Spinal Cord
  • Generalized Disorder Of Peripheral Nerves
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Mood Changes
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Head Pain
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Liver Tissue Death

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Low Energy
  • Taste Impairment

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