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ACAMPROL 333 MG TABLET

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Composition for ACAMPROL

Acamprosate(333 mg)

food interaction for ACAMPROL

alcohol interaction for ACAMPROL

pregnancy interaction for ACAMPROL

lactation interaction for ACAMPROL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Acamprol 333 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Acamprol 333 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ACAMPROL

Acamprosate(333 mg)

Uses

Acamprol 333 mg tablet is used in the treatment of alcohol dependence (alcoholism).

How it works

Acamprol 333 mg tablet 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

Nausea, Rash, Abdominal pain, Decreased libido, Diarrhoea, Impotence, Itching, Vomiting

Common Dosage for ACAMPROL 333 MG TABLET

Patients taking ACAMPROL 333 MG TABLET

  • 56%
    Thrice A Day
  • 18%
    Twice A Day
  • 18%
    Once A Day
  • 9%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for ACAMPROL

2 Substitutes
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    Rs. 10.33/tablet
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    Rs. 62
    save 6% more per tablet
  • ACMACAL 333MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Psycormedies
    Rs. 9.43/tablet
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Expert advice for ACAMPROL

  • You should not be drinking at the start and during acamprosate treatment as it will be less effective if you keep drinking.
  • When you suddenly stop drinking, you may experience some unpleasant symptoms known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome. You should take acamprosate as soon as possible after the withdrawal period.
  • Alcoholic patients may suffer from depression and suicidality. Please report your treating doctor in case of any such symptoms. 
  • Consult your doctor before stopping to take acamprosate.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ACAMPROL

Acamprosate

Q.Is acamprosate addictive/ is acamprosate a narcotic?
Acamprosate is not addictive when given at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Acamprosate is a calcium acetylhomotaurinate and not a narcotic

Q.Is acamprosate effective?
Acamprosate is effective if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is acamprosate a placebo?
Acamprosate is a drug and not a placebo

Q.What is acamprosate/What is acamprosate calcium used for?
Acamprosate or acamprosate calcium along with counselling is used as a therapy to maintain the practice of avoiding alcohol drinking again in people who are alcohol dependent

Q.Does acamprosate get you high/ make you drowsy/ cause weight gain?
These side effects are rare or uncommon with acamprosate treatment. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking acamprosate immediately.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)