At the current time there is no alcohol allergy medicine or prescription drug. The closest thing to a drug for alcohol allergy is a drug called 4-Methylpyrazole hydrochloride which is an alcohol Dehydrogenase inhibitor. This medicine is not prescribed for alcohol allergy however. 4-Methylpyrazole hydrochloride is actually used as an antidote for cases of accidental auto radiator fluid ingestion/poisoning.
Even if the medicine was to be prescribed as an alcohol allergy medicine it would not be practical for such purposes because of the incredible expense as well as possible side effects. 4-Methylpyrazole hydrochloride costs approximately $1,000 for a single vial.
Another option people have turned to as an alcohol allergy medicine is Famotadine or Pepcid AC. Both of these products are marketed as stomach acid reducers. Apparently the H2 blockers in these two medicines can help reduce the one symptom of facial redness which is one of the most common symptoms of allergy to alcohol. Although this can reduce facial redness associated with alcohol allergy H2 blockers do nothing to treat the root cause of alcohol allergy which is the lack of production of active Aldehyde Dehydrogenase enzyme.
The danger in using only Pepcid AC or Zantac to treat alcohol allergy is you are only masking the one symptom and doing nothing to reduce the alcohol allergy related cancer risk associated with the alcohol allergy condition.
It is possible to enjoy alcohol based beverages and drinks without the symptoms of alcohol allergy using the appropriate and proven alcohol allergy treatment.
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