Acamprol Tablet

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Introduction

Acamprol Tablet is a medicine that is used to stop craving in people who have completely stopped drinking alcohol. However, this medicine does not treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms or prevent the harmful effects of alcohol abuse.

Acamprol Tablet should be taken with food. It is only effective when you have completely stopped drinking alcohol. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of using this medication are abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased libido, and itching. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

You should have regular counseling sessions, as it will provide extra help to maintain abstinence from alcohol. Remember it will take time, support, willpower, and determination to readjust the habit of not drinking.

Uses of Acamprol Tablet

Benefits of Acamprol Tablet

In Alcohol addiction

Acamprol Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. Acamprol Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Acamprol Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acamprol

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased libido
  • Itching
  • Flatulence
  • Impotence

How to use Acamprol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acamprol Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acamprol Tablet works

Acamprosate is believed to stabilize the chemical balance in the brain by blocking glutaminergic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors and activating the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acamprol Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acamprol Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acamprol Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acamprol Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acamprol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acamprol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acamprol Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acamprol Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acamprol Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Acamprol Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Acamprol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Acamprol Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Acamprol Tablet reduces craving for alcohol in people who have stopped drinking. 
  • Take it in combination with a counselling programme to help you maintain abstinence from alcohol.
  • It is only effective after you have completely stopped drinking alcohol.
  • This medicine does not relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms and does not prevent the harmful effects of continued alcohol abuse.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • It will take time, support, willpower and determination to readjust to not drinking and learn to live without alcohol.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Organosulfonic Acid
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Alcohol deaddiction

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FAQs

Q. Is Acamprol Tablet addictive/ is Acamprol Tablet a narcotic?

Acamprol Tablet is not addictive when given at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Acamprol Tablet is a calcium acetylhomotaurinate and not a narcotic

Q. Is Acamprol Tablet effective?

Acamprol Tablet is effective if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

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 Acamprol Tablet get you high/ make you drowsy/ cause weight gain?

These side effects are rare or uncommon with Acamprol Tablet treatment. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Acamprol Tablet immediately.

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Country of Origin: India

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