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Generic Name: Acamprosate (a-kam-PROE-sate)
Brand Name: Campral
Acamprosate is used for:
Treating alcohol addiction by helping certain patients to avoid alcohol. Acamprosate is used in combination with a treatment program that includes social support.
Acamprosate is an anti-alcohol agent. It is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain chemicals in the brain of patients who have used large amounts of alcohol.
Do NOT use Acamprosate if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Acamprosate :
Some medical conditions may interact with Acamprosate . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Acamprosate . However, no specific interactions with Acamprosate are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Acamprosate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Acamprosate :
Use Acamprosate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Acamprosate .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Acamprosate :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea.Proper storage of Acamprosate :
Store Acamprosate at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Acamprosate out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Acamprosate . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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