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Posted by: Bee | 2010/12/21

Disulfiram SC implants

Hi there

Im currently a medical doctor in Gauteng with limited knowledge of the drug disulfiram. One of my patients has requested the implant of antabuse as opposed to the tablets because of the compliance issue. Where can i refer these patients to to get the implant? As im not exactly sure at all about how / where etc. Would appreciate any help! Thanks.

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Thank you for your post. Firstly we believe in dealing with the underlying emotional triggers that underpin one’s disease of addiction and as such do not actually support the use of antabuse, or any other “ maintenance” medications like methadone, naltrexone etc. However if one cannot access proper treatment and the use of antabuse is indicated as a last option it can be very simply implanted under local anaesthetic by any GP. Kind regards Harmony Clinic

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Posted by: GERHARD PRETORIUS | 2011/02/07

Where can i go for an implant

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Posted by: Addictions expert | 2010/12/23

Thank you for your post. Firstly we believe in dealing with the underlying emotional triggers that underpin one’s disease of addiction and as such do not actually support the use of antabuse, or any other “ maintenance” medications like methadone, naltrexone etc. However if one cannot access proper treatment and the use of antabuse is indicated as a last option it can be very simply implanted under local anaesthetic by any GP. Kind regards Harmony Clinic

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