Acamptas 333 Tablet

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Introduction

Acamptas 333 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.

Acamptas 333 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 Acamptas Tablet

Benefits of Acamptas Tablet

In Alcohol addiction

Acamptas 333 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. Acamptas 333 Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Acamptas 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 Acamptas

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

How to use Acamptas 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. Acamptas 333 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acamptas 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 Acamptas 333 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acamptas 333 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acamptas 333 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
Acamptas 333 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acamptas 333 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acamptas 333 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acamptas 333 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acamptas 333 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acamptas 333 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Acamptas 333 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Acamptas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Acamptas 333 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

  • Acamptas 333 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 Acamptas 333 Tablet addictive/ is Acamptas 333 Tablet a narcotic?

Acamptas 333 Tablet is not addictive when given at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Acamptas 333 Tablet is a calcium acetylhomotaurinate and not a narcotic

Q. Is Acamptas 333 Tablet effective?

Acamptas 333 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 Acamptas 333 Tablet get you high/ make you drowsy/ cause weight gain?

These side effects are rare or uncommon with Acamptas 333 Tablet treatment. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Acamptas 333 Tablet immediately.

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Country of origin: India

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