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March 1976

The Medical Safety of the Combined Usage of Disulfiram and MethadonePharmacological Treatment for Alcoholic Heroin Addicts

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1976;33(3):391-393. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1976.01770030085013

• The results of hematology and blood chemistry tests were examined in eight methadone maintenance patients who had been treated concurrently for alcoholism with disulfiram (Antabuse). There were no apparent major differences between the results of tests run prior to the initiation of the disulfiram treatment and subsequent tests run up to 16 months after treatment was begun. There was a trend toward normalization of serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) values. The results suggested no contraindications to this combined pharmacological treatment.