This prescription drug
, which is sold under the name Antabuse
, is used to treat alcoholism
. It causes an extremely unpleasant
reaction if the person taking the drug drinks even a tiny amount of alcohol
. It works by blocking the oxidation
of alcohol at the acetaldehyde
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