Antabuse (Disulfiram) is given to patients suffering from chronic alcoholism to help treat their condition. It works by causing unpleasant effects, such as flushing, headaches, blurred vision, sweating, anxiety and vomiting, when alcohol is consumed. These effects normally begin 10 minutes after alcohol is consumed, and can last for 1 hour or even longer. This medication will not cure alcoholism, but is used to discourage drinking.
Lioresal (Baclofen) is used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other conditions affecting the spinal cord. This drug is a type of antispastic, which works by acting on the nerves of the spinal cord and reducing the amount of muscle spasms, while also relieving pain and helping to improve muscular movement. It is also widely believed that this drug is useful in treating some addictions, such as alcohol addiction.
Nodict (Naltrexone) is used to help narcotic addicts who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free. It is also used to help alcoholics stay alcohol-free. The medicine is not a cure for addiction. It is used as part of an overall program that may include counseling, attending support group meetings, and other treatment recommended by your physician.
Pacifen (Baclofen) works by acting on the spinal cord. It helps to reduce the amount of muscle spasms, while also relieving pain. This drug is prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis and other spinal cord injuries or diseases. It may also be prescribed to treat other conditions, and there is evidence to suggest that it is useful for treating alcoholism.