Disulfiram and Itching - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Itching is found among people who take Disulfiram, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Disulfiram and have Itching. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 994 people who have side effects when taking Disulfiram from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 17, 2022

994 people reported to have side effects when taking Disulfiram.
Among them, 16 people (1.61%) have Itching.

What is Disulfiram?

Disulfiram has active ingredients of disulfiram. It is often used in alcoholism. eHealthMe is studying from 1,048 Disulfiram users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Itching?

Itching is found to be associated with 4,195 drugs and 4,255 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Disulfiram and Itching reports submitted per year:

Could Disulfiram cause Itching?

Time on Disulfiram when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Disulfiram *:

  • female: 14.29 %
  • male: 85.71 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Disulfiram *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 23.08 %
  • 40-49: 53.85 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Disulfiram *:

  1. Xanax: 1 person, 6.25%
  2. Vivitrol: 1 person, 6.25%
  3. Vitamin D2: 1 person, 6.25%
  4. Vitamin B12: 1 person, 6.25%
  5. Prozac: 1 person, 6.25%
  6. Naprosyn: 1 person, 6.25%
  7. Magnesium Lactate: 1 person, 6.25%
  8. Folic Acid: 1 person, 6.25%
  9. Epinephrine: 1 person, 6.25%
  10. Desloratadine: 1 person, 6.25%

Common side effects people have besides Itching *:

  1. Swallowing Pain Or Burning: 9 people, 56.25%
  2. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 9 people, 56.25%
  3. Erythema Multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction): 9 people, 56.25%
  4. Rashes (redness): 3 people, 18.75%
  5. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 2 people, 12.50%
  6. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 12.50%
  7. Bone Pain: 2 people, 12.50%
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Fever: 1 person, 6.25%
  10. Hepatic Necrosis (large portions of liver die off due to severe liver disease): 1 person, 6.25%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures): 9 people, 56.25%
  2. Immunodeficiency Common Variable: 1 person, 6.25%
  3. Hypersensitivity: 1 person, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Disulfiram and have Itching?

Check whether Itching is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on disulfiram (the active ingredients of Disulfiram) and Disulfiram (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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