Acamprosate – Acamprol – 333mg

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Description

Acamprosate along with counselling is used as a therapy to maintain the practice of avoiding alcohol drinking again in people who are alcohol dependent.

How it works

Acamprosate is a synthetic amino acid and a neurotransmitter analogue that works by maintaining activities of chemical substances present in the brain, particularly gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) and glutamate, thereby helping the brains of alcoholic people to work normally again.

Common side effects

Frigidity or inability to achieve an erection, Decreased sexual desire, Nausea, Itching of skin, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Rash

Important Information about Acamprosate

Do not take Acamprosate medication (Campral, Acamprol) if you are allergic to its active ingredient that is Acamprosate, or if you are suffering from severe kidney disease. This medication will not be effective in stopping alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Let your doctor know if you have any other type of kidney problem (non serious). You may need dose adjustments and special medical tests in order to take Acamprosate medication safely.
Acamprosate medication brings about mood and behavior changes. You may get suicidal thoughts while taking this medication. Let your doctor know if you feel depressed and get unpleasant thoughts. Your family members and caretakers must be made aware of your mood and behavior changes and they must know how to contact your doctor in case of an episode of such changes thoughts.
Acamprosate can lead to side effects that may affect your thinking and reflexes capacity. Be extra careful and alert if you do an activity like driving which requires a high degree of mental awareness. If you drink any alcoholic drinks while taking Acamprosate medication, notify your doctor irrespective of the number of drinks you had.</p>

Side Effects of Acamprosate medication
Get emergency medical attention if you witness some allergic reactions to Acamprosate (Campral, Acamprol) like skin hives, breathing difficulty, swelling in face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Some serious side effects of Acamprosate are changes in mood or behavior, self hurting and suicidal thoughts, severe depression or anxiety, or confusion. Contact your doctor in case you experience any of these side effects.
Some less serious side effects of Acamprosate are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, appetite loss, diarrhea, headache, vision problems, weakness, back pain, changes in taste, or insomnia.
The side effects mentioned above are not all the side effects reported or experienced due to Acamprosate. You may notice other side effects as well

Acamprosate Dosing Information

Acamprosate dosage will be fixed by your doctor after examining you properly. Dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Stick to your doctor’s prescription strictly

Interaction with other drugs

There may be other drugs which can interfere with the working of Acamprosate medication (Campral, Acamprol). Let you doctor know if you use any drugs (prescription, OTC, herbal products) presently. Never start a new medication without consulting a doctor first.