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What is Acamprol?
Acamprol containing the active ingredient acamprosate is used along with counseling and social support to help maintain abstinence in people who have successfully overcome their drinking problems. It works by restoring the natural balance of chemicals in the brain and maintaining mental balance. The medication is only effective for patients that have completely stopped drinking alcohol at the start of treatment and will not be helpful to patients who are addicted to other substances besides alcohol.
How is Acamprol used?
Acamprol is usually taken orally 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the medication. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed or crushed.
Patients using Acamprol may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood or mental changes
- Anxiety or depression
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision changes
- Increased thirst
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Acamprol is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.