Generic name: Acamprosate
Brand name: Campral
Dosage forms: oral delayed-release tablet (333 mg)
Drug class: Drugs used in alcohol dependence
Packager: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
DEA Schedule: None
What is Campral?
Campral helps keep sobriety intact in adults who have stopped drinking alcohol. Campral can be used in conjunction with counseling or behavioral therapy to reduce the desire to drink once more. Campral does not treat or treat withdrawal symptoms.
Campral might have less effect if you’ve not undergone detoxification and quit drinking alcohol completely. The medication is also not likely to be effective for those who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Campral is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.¶
Only use according to the directions. Inform your physician if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical issues as well as allergies.
- If you have a moderate amount of renal dysfunction does take shin is advised
- If the patient has any psychiatric illness including depression or suicidal ideation, prompt patient families and medical provider
Before you start taking this medicine, make sure to consult your doctor
Campral should not be used when you’re allergic to it or if you suffer from an extremely severe renal disease.
Speak to your doctor if you have had any kidney issues.
There are people who contemplate suicide when taking Acamprosate. Your doctor should monitor your progress on a regular basis during check-ups. Family members or other caregivers should be aware of changes in your mood or your symptoms.
Inform your doctor if are breastfeeding or pregnant.
How to take this medication?
Follow all instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides or instructions sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.
Take Campral as fast as you are able after you’ve been able to stop drinking.
Can be taken without or with food. If you eat three meals a day, you should consume the medicine each meal.
Take the tablet in one swallow and make sure you don’t crush, chew or break it.
Continue taking Campral according to the directions even if you fall back and consume alcohol. Talk to your doctor about any alcohol you drink regardless of how much.
The treatment plan will also include counseling and support for your continued abstinence from alcohol.
Place in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.
If I miss a dose?
You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don’t have two doses at one time.
Make sure you refill your prescription before the expiration date of your medication completely.
How do I react if consume too much?
Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid while taking Campral?
Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.
Campral side effects
Contact a medical professional immediately If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction such as symptoms of hives and breathing problems and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.
Consult your physician immediately If you suffer from:
- extreme anxiousness as well as depressive symptoms;
- change in behavior or mood, chest pain
- thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
- severe diarrhea; or
- kidney problems: swelling, less frequent urination, and feeling tired or exhausted.
Common side effects could be:
- Depression, anxiety, depression
- pain, weakness;
- itching, sweating, tingling;
- nausea or gas, diarrhea, and loss of appetite or
- Dry mouth.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of all side effects. other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice on medical the effects. You can report any symptoms to FDA by calling 800-FDA-1088.
Campral dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Dependence:
666 mg taken orally three times per day
Doses should be taken in conjunction during meals for patients who consume 3 meals per day.
The treatment should be initiated at the earliest possible point after the withdrawal phase (when the patient has achieved abstinence) and be continued when the patient has a relapse.
The drug should be administered in conjunction with a complete psychological treatment plan.
Lower doses can be beneficial for some patients.
Use: To ensure the continuation of abstinence from drinking alcohol by patients suffering from dependency on alcohol who is not abstinent when treatment’s beginning.
What other drugs can alter the effects of Campral?
Other medications can affect Campral, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medications you are taking.
Be sure to keep this medication and other medications away from the reach of children. Never let your medications be shared with anyone else and take this medication only for the purpose prescribed.
Always consult your physician to confirm that the information provided on this site is appropriate to your specific situation.