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Im wondering if there is any medications that help stop

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Im wondering if there is any medications that help stop craving for alchohol like there is for smoking.i have given up smoking through champix and want to stop the need for regular drinking.i dont drink to excess or get drunk but feel the need to have a few drinks nearly every night and want to stop
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take ventolin for asthma and 75mg dothep daily
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Customer: Are you still there?
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Customer: Sorry i didnt see your last message.nothijg else in my medical history
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

I am reviewing it and would answer momentarily.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for waiting.

There is a medicine by name of disulfiram with brand name antabuse which is used for alcohol de addiction.

It does not stop craving for alcohol but it blocks an enzyme in alcohol metabolism and thereby produces very unpleasant side effects when alcohol is taken along with this medicine.Thereby it creates a distaste and aversion for alcohol.

It interacts with certain other drugs like metronidazole and has to be used under medical supervision only.

Please reply for any clarification.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I would like to try this if possible
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.

You will need a prescription for this drug from your doctor as this is not available over the counter.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Your not able to give the prescription?
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.

We can only guide you.

It is a felony to prescribe any prescription drug online without seeing a patient in person and we both can be prosecuted for giving an online prescription without examining you in person.

I hope you would understand that we cannot do any illegal activity and keep that in mind while rating my answer.

Customer: replied 6 months ago. mistake.i thought this was an online doctor service
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for understanding.

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