What is Acamprol (Acamprosate) used for?
Acamprol (Acamprosate) is given to alcoholic patients who wish to quit drinking alcohol as part of a comprehensive treatment program which may also include therapy. Patients who have drank alcohol heavily for an extended period of time can suffer from a chemical imbalance in the brain, which can alter the way the brain works. This drug helps to restore the chemical balance in the brain. It should be used after the patient has quit drinking.
How should I use Acamprol (Acamprosate)?
Acamprol (Acamprosate) tablets are taken by mouth. The dosage varies for each individual, and depends on the patient's response to treatment and other factors. Your physician will tell you the correct dosage required. You must follow all instructions provided to you by your physician, and never exceed the prescribed dose. If you begin consuming alcohol again, you should continue taking this drug, and consult your physician.
What are the side effects of Acamprol (Acamprosate)?
Patients taking Acamprol (Acamprosate) may notice side effects, such as:
Side effects which are serious may also occur while taking this drug, such as severe anxiety, weight gain or changes in mood. You should consult your physician if you notice any side effects while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Acamprol (Acamprosate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.