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I am on a prescription called Antabuse, I usually can have a

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Hi I am on a prescription called Antabuse, I usually can have a glass of wine on Saturday without complications. I am short of breathe and have a metallic taste In my mouth?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take Paxil
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I also take phentermine...but never felt this way I am 48 years old.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  khagihara replied 12 months ago.

Drinking alcohol while taking disulfiram results in the accumulation of acetaldehyde in the blood, which causes unpleasant effects such as sweating, headache, dyspnea (shortness of breath), lowered blood pressure, flushing, sympathetic overactivity, palpitations, nausea, and vomiting. You should not drink alcohol. You should go to your doctor to have iv infusion to get rid of acetaldehyde from the blood.