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Calcium carbimide

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Calcium carbimide
File:Citrated calcium carbimide.png
Systematic (IUPAC) name
calcium 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate; methylcyanamide
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Identifiers
8013-88-5 7pxY
N07BB02
PubChem CID 6335910
ChemSpider 21106422 7pxY
UNII ZLR270912W 7pxN
ChEMBL CHEMBL2106095 7pxN
Chemical data
Formula C6H8O7.CH2N2.Ca
288.268 g/mol
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Calcium carbimide, sold as the citrate salt under the trade name Temposil, is an alcohol sensitizing agent. Its effects are similar to the drug disulfiram (Antabuse) in that it interferes with the normal metabolism of alcohol by preventing the breakdown of the metabolic byproduct acetaldehyde. The result is that when alcohol is consumed by users of calcium carbimide, they experience severe reactions which include symptoms such as sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, rash, nausea and vomiting, and headache.

A recent 9-year study found that incorporation of supervised carbimide and the similar drug, disulfiram, into a comprehensive treatment program resulted in an abstinence rate of over 50%.[1]

Temposil was developed by Drs. Ken Ferguson and Gordon Bell, who self-tested the drug on themselves.[2] [3] [4] It was patented in 1955 by the Alcoholism Research Foundation of Ontario.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Krampe H, Stawicki S, Wagner T et al. (January 2006). "Follow-up of 180 alcoholic patients for up to 7 years after outpatient treatment: impact of alcohol deterrents on outcome". Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 30 (1): 86–95. ISSN 0145-6008. PMID 16433735. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00013.x. 
  2. ^ "Ogspi "PLO" 2005 Obituary". Ontario Genealogical Society. 
  3. ^ "Deaths - Canadian Medical Association Journal". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 
  4. ^ "Pioneer in Addiction Treatment Dr. Robert Gordon Bell Leaves Behind a Legacy of Hope and Healing" (PDF). Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs. 
  5. ^ "Booze: A Distilled History". Between The Lines. 2003. 



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