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Review: could Antabuse cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?

Summary: Renal failure is found among people who take Antabuse, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, also take medication Campral, and have Alcoholism.

We study 666 people who have side effects while taking Antabuse from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Antabuse has active ingredients of disulfiram. It is often used in alcoholism. (latest outcomes from Antabuse 789 users)

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.(latest reports from Renal failure 72,089 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 665 people reported to have side effects when taking Antabuse. Among them, 9 people (1.35%) have Renal Failure.

Trend of Renal failure in Antabuse reports

Time on Antabuse when people have Renal failure * :


Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Antabuse * :

Renal failure22.22%77.78%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Antabuse * :

Renal failure0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%22.22%11.11%0.00%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Antabuse ** :


How people recovered from Renal failure ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alcoholism (5 people, 55.56%)
  2. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Panic attack (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Essential hypertension (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Campral (2 people, 22.22%)
  2. Vivitrol (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Nitroglycerin (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Dilantin (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Fentanyl (1 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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